George Washington Carver National Monument


The Boy Carver statue at George Washington Carver National Monument
George Washington Carver National Monument: The Boy Carver Statue
Sign marking George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument is a 240-acre property about 2 miles west of Diamond, MO. Established in 1943, the National Monument includes the farm George Washington Carver grew up on, plus the nearby Moses Carver house and the Carver Cemetery. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated $30,000 to building the facilities of the first National Monument not dedicated to a president and the first National Monument dedicated to an African-American.

The landscape is rolling hills, prairies and woodlands. Amenities include a 3/4-mile nature trail, museum, video and an interactive exhibit area for students. The park is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. There are no fees involved.

Map of the George Washington Carver National Monument area
George Washington Carver National Monument map