Plan Your Visit

Park visitor center entrance with red roses.
Park visitor center entrance with red roses.

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Plan Your Visit!

There are many things to see and do at George Washington Carver National Monument. Whether you have half an hour or half a day, visit us and experience the history and beauty of the park. The park 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.


Visitor Center The visitor center has information, a museum, interactive exhibits about history and science, classrooms for programs on George Washington Carver’s life, an observation deck, a 26-minute film entitled, Struggle and Triumph The Legacy of George Washington Carver, and gift shop.

Carver Trail The one-mile, self-guiding loop lead you into the woodlands, across streams, and along a tallgrass prairie restoration area. You can see the birth site of George Washington Carver, the Boy Carver statue and the 1881 Moses Carver house, and graves of Moses and Susan Carver (George Washington Carver is buried at Tuskegee University in Alabama).

Guided Tours of the Carver trail are offered daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ranger-led guided tour of the Carver Trail interprets the childhood and life of George Washington Carver. Allow one hour and 15 minutes for the guided tour. Tours begin at the visitor center.


Carver Trail Map

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A list of special park events.
2020 Schedule of Park Special Events

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Last updated: January 7, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840

Phone:

417.325.4151

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