Carver Museum Closed for Renovation -- The Oaks Open for Tours
Starting August 1, 2012, the Carver Museum will be closed for renovation until Summer 2013. Oaks tours are available Monday-Saturday 9:00, 10:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00 CST. Due to the sequester, effective March 10, 2013 the park is closed on Sundays.
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Construction of "The Oaks" began in 1899. The family moved in around 1900, the end of the Victorian time period (1901). Its Queen Anne-style architecture has several features representative of the Victorian era. The introduction of indoor plumbing, electric lighting and the interior decorating style and use of dark wood, carpet and paint, makes this property a true example of a Victorian home.
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, which includes the George Washington Carver Museum and "The Oaks", is managed by the National Park Service. Tours are daily and visits are at no charge. Groups are encouraged to contact the park to schedule tours. The Carver Museum is currently closed for renovations.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 334-727-3200 or visit www.nps.gov/tuin.
Did You Know?
Booker T. Washington was the first African American to have his picture on a United States postage stamp and US coin.