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George Washington Carver National Monument

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Address: 5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, MO 64840-8314
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+1 417-325-4151
09:00 - 17:00
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George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a...

George Washington Carver's boyhood home is now a 210 acre park with a nature trail, museum, and interactive exhibit area.

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Wonderful stop!!

We had know idea what a huge, educational site this was until we stopped. There is so much to learn about this man and a place everyone should visit at least once in their life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had know idea what a huge, educational site this was until we stopped. There is so much to learn about this man and a place everyone should visit at least once in their life. There is a beautiful walking path to the original homestead. Well worth the short drive off the main highway.

Thank JoniA247
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Well done!! Very informative and lots of great hands on activities for the kids!! I loved the film about Mr. Carver's life as well!! So much history in this little out of the way place!! Even the Junior Ranger program was top notch!!

Thank mrjahoney
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We love it when we find a National Monument a little out of the way. Despite the rural setting, this was an up to date and educational stop. His is an inspirational story which should be studied by those who complain about America today.

Thank Ed J
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I make a point to visit every single National Park Site we are close to so we can get our National Park Passport stamped. I was expecting this to be a quick walk around the grounds, stamp the book, and be on our way. Instead we were met with 3 levels of museum to browse through. We... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Yes, it is accessible. But it's not that wheelchair friendly. None of the doors are automatic, we had to ask random strangers if they would mind please opening the doors and holding them open for us to get inside the visitor center. The elevator is tiny, a wheelchair user would fit, but if it is a bigger reclined kind of... More 

Thank Tishia C
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you love history you will love this park. It is the life and times of one of the most interesting men our American History. We have been here three times. There is an indoor museum and a walking trail.

Thank lovetheozarkshome
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went on a beautiful day and enjoyed walking around the property. It was like being a part of history. The museum is really well kept and full of great information.

Thank Okieindi
Carthage, Missouri
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We attended a workshop called Coffee with the Carver's. They explained about the all the Archaeological Investigations that had been done to locate the original homestead. They offer all kinds of activities for families and it is a excellent educational opportunity

Thank Ann J
Independence, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We very much enjoyed this monument. It was very enlightening and educational. Movie and displays were well done. Would definitely recommend this as a stop.

Thank Julie R
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Born to slaves, GW Carver did not let them hinder his aspirations in life. His masters were kind to him and allowed him some privileges that probably would not have been granted to other slaves, if not for his frail health. His interests in nature and all living things spurred him to get an education. His work with peanuts were... More 

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