History & Culture

Carver Birthplace Site
Several items were found in archeological investigations at the cabin site.  Many objects are on display in the Carver Museum.

When Moses and Susan Carver moved to Southwest Missouri they built a small 12' x 12' cabin. Eventually that same cabin was inhabited by an enslaved girl named Mary. She gave birth to George towards the end of the Civil War. Today visitors can see the approximate area where the cabin once stood. A log layout was built after the establishment of the park.

Brief history by George Washington Carver

Learn more about George Washington Carver by watching the park's film:

Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver

 
Moses Carver house
This historic 1881 house is a stop on the Carver trail.

The 1881 Moses Carver House was constructed after a tornado demolished several dwellings on the farm, including the birthsite cabin of George Washington Carver. The trail leads to this historic structure.

 
Cemetery - Graves1
The Carver trail leads to a pre-Civil War cemetery where Moses and Susan Carver are buried along with Carver family member and others who lived in the Diamond Grove community.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840

Phone:

417.325.4151

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