Learn About the Park

Five men standing around a memorial boulder at the park dedication ceremony in 1953.
Park Dedication Ceremony, July 13, 1953

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George Washington Carver National Monument is the birthplace and childhood home of the famed scientist, educator and humanitarian. Established in 1943, it is the first unit of the National Park Service dedicated to an African American. Learn more about George Washington Carver by going to the History and Culture section.

The park also protects 140 acres of restored tallgrass prairie. Learn more about the prairie and natural environment in the Nature section.

The Education section has information about the park's curriculum based education programs for K-12th grades and other onsite programs available to school groups.

The Kids and Youth section links to our junior ranger program and other activities for kids.

Also included are links to Park News, Park Management and information about our park store which is managed by our cooperating association, Carver Birthplace Association.

Become familiar with the park by viewing a brief orientation video.

Learn more about George Washington Carver by watching the park's film:
Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver

Explore the web page Lift Every Voice, The Black Experience in the Heartland.

Last updated: February 28, 2022

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5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840



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