We are working to increase access to the park visitor center in a phased approach. The George Washington Carver National Monument visitor center upper level will now be open daily beginning Friday 5/28, from 9am to 5pm along with the previously reopened information desk, park store, main floor museum, multipurpose room, restrooms. The theater will remain closed. Building capacity will be increased to 40 visitors for 30-minute durations during this phase.
All formal interpretive programs and events will be held outdoors. Visitors will be asked to physically distance at a minimum of six feet.
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders: Newton County, Missouri Health Department , recreate responsibly and practice Leave No Trace principles.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
For other National Park Service updates, visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm
Last updated: July 28, 2021