George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond

#35 of 194 in Museums in Missouri
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George Washington Carver National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service in Newton County, Missouri. The national monument was founded on July 14, 1943, by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who dedicated $30,000 to the monument. It was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and first to a non-president.
The site preserves of the boyhood home of George Washington Carver, as well as the 1881 Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery. His boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 240-acre (97 ha) park has a ​3⁄4-mile (1.2 km) nature trail, film, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students.

The park is two miles west of Diamond along Missouri Route V and approximately ten miles southeast of Joplin.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
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  • Visitor Center closed, but still a wonderful experience. Beautiful grounds and interpretation. Worth the stop!  more »
  • It was great to learn of the history and take the trails at this national monument. The visitor's center was closed due to COVID. However, the park rangers were very helpful. I hope to visit again if....  more »
  • We went as part of a field trip with our church's Vacation Bible School. We had a picnic on the well kept grounds on the sturdy and clean picnic tables. Then we went inside where a park ranger taught our children about George Washington Carver and directed them in making peanut milk. She was very knowledgeable and patient and kind with the children. The walking trail allows the feel of walking in nature while providing the safety of a clearly marked path.
  • George Washington Carver, an intelligent man. He respected God, people and the earth. He was a brilliant scientist. I do not know the reason he is not studied in schools. This would be a great place to have a family reunion.
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