George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument

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George Washington Carver National Monument

Missouri

(804) 224-1732

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Overview

George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 210 acre park has a 3/4 mile nature trail, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. The cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery.

Map of George Washington Carver

Latitude, Longitude: 36.986511, -94.356079

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Be sure to plan at least one hour for an easy hike. For many visitors walking the 3/4-mile Carver Nature Trail is a tranquil experience. One can clearly capture the same enthusiam young George showed for all of nature.

  • Historic Sites

    George Washington Carver's favorite pastime was art. He painted landscapes and flowering plants. Students of all ages are invited to a Natural Dyes program at the park. Students are also invited to participate in many other programs dealing with unique areas of George Washington Carver's interests. Several nature programs are offered periodically at the park. Visitors can learn about ecosystems, animals habitats and behavior, and participate in wildlife viewing.

  • Picnicking

    Feel free to pack a lunch for your family. Picnicking is welcome and encouraged at George Washington Carver National Monument.

Seasonality/Weather

The park, featuring indoor exhibits, is open year-round, however hiking is most comfortable in the summer and early fall.

Directions

Driving

From Interstate 44: From Exit 11A on I-44, take US 71 south to Highway V. Go east 4 miles, then south ½ mile on Carver Road. From Exit 18A on I-44, take Highway 59 south to Diamond. Go west 2 miles on Highway V, then south ½ mile on Carver Road.

From Neosho, MO: Take US 71 north to Highway V. Go east 4 miles, then south ½ mile on Carver Road. Take Highway 59 north to Diamond. Go west 2 miles on Highway V, then south ½ mile on Carver Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(804) 224-1732

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