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.
Things To Do
Exhibits, interpretive programs, a book sales area and two introductory films on George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington are available without prior reservations. These films are 30 minutes in length and shown upon request. There is no charge to visit the George W Carver Museum.
"The Oaks" - Home of Booker T. Washington
Free Ranger-guided tours of "The Oaks", are usually available Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Tour times may be adjusted based on scheduled tour groups. Due to preservation needs of the home and in order to provide the best visitor experience, tours are limited to 20 visitors maximum. Tours begin at the George W. Carver Museum on the campus of Tuskegee University.
If you have physical limitations, call a Ranger at 334-727-3200 or stop by the George W. Carver Museum in advance of your tour date to confirm there is a scheduled tour and a Ranger to meet you at the Oaks.
Periodically, due to circumstances beyond our control, tours may have to be canceled. Please call a Ranger to verify tours.
There is no charge to visit the Oaks.
To schedule tours for groups of 15 or more call Vester Marable at 334/727-3200 or e-mail us
The Tuskegee University campus has been designated as a Historic District. The tour includes buildings that were built by Tuskegee Institute students and designed by Robert R. Taylor, the first African American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A map of the District and limited campus tours are available from the Carver Museum.
The George Washington Carver Museum is wheelchair accessible. Ground floor access is available from the parking deck. Upper level access is available via ramps.
The Oaks is wheelchair accessible to the first floor only via chair lift.
Annual George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts Festival
The George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts Festival was created in recognition of Dr. Carver's first love, art. This is a day-long festival that encourages artistic expression by means of music, dance, paintings, sculpture, crafts, vendors and other family-oriented activities. To learn more visit www.tuskegeeareachamber.org. In 2012 the Festival will be April 21, 2012
Did You Know?
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $20,000 to build a library for Tuskegee Institute. At the time Booker T. Washington said that it was the only library given by Carnegie to which Negroes had free access.