George Washington Carver National Monument

Diamond, MO

Where are we going?

George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Rd
MO 64840

417 325 4151

What is there to do?

When a young George Washington Carver tended to his secret garden on his 19th century farm, little did he know how important he would become in the world of science, education, and humanitarian efforts.

Now, kids of today can visit the George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri, and not only learn about his life and achievements, but also be inspired by him!

The George Washington Carver National Monument is not only a historical attraction, but also one that gives families a day out in beautiful nature. 

When you arrive, the Visitor Center is the best first stop. Here, there is information on the park itself, and the things that you can enjoy. There is a museum on Carver's life too, which will give kids a great insight into what they are about to experience.

There are interpretive exhibits all on the history and the science, as well as a film you can enjoy, and a bookstore.

If you love nature, get those walking shoes on, because the Carver Trail is a lovely 1 mile, self-guiding loop that takes you into the woods, and along a tallgrass prairie restoration area.

Make sure you keep an eye out for the Boy Carver statue, and visit the grades of Moses and Susan Carver - his parents.

For many visitors walking the Carver Nature Trail is a tranquil experience. One can clearly capture the same enthusiasm young George showed for all of nature. The rustic Carver Nature Trail offers a canopy of different native Missouri trees with lush ground cover.

Many activities offered at the park are related to George Washington Carver's work and interests. He had a "Secret Garden," a rock collection, and wood carvings. He also painted landscapes and flowering plants so students of all ages are invited to a Natural Dyes program at the park.

Activities, nature, history, and family fun at the George Washington Carver National Monument. 
Kids - can you see how you can become ANYONE you want when you put your mind to it?


How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The visitor center is wheelchair accessible. When you are there, ask about the Carver Trail. Service animals are welcome.


When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily.

Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas


Any top tips?

Don't miss the activities and events kids can enjoy at the park, from carving, natural dyes, and programs all about wildlife and ecosystems!

I’m Hungry!

Pack a fun lunch for the family and enjoy it in park!

Healthy Eating

It's always a great idea to carry healthy snacks and bottled water with you to keep that energy up! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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