• The front of the Carver Museum with a bust of Dr. Carver

    Tuskegee Institute

    National Historic Site Alabama

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Things To Do


The George Washington Carver Museum

Exhibits, interpretive programs, and a book sales area are available to the public..

"The Oaks" - Home of Booker T. Washington

Free Ranger-guided tours of "The Oaks", are usually available Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 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 a park ranger at 334/727-3200 or email.

Historic Campus

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?


George Washington Carver's first career goal was to be an Artist, but was encouraged by one his teachers to pursue science instead.