Statue of George Washington Carver in his youth
Inspired by his birthplace and natural surroundings, George Washington Carver studied and contributed great accomplishments to the field of agriculture throughout his life.

The George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri is the birthplace and childhood home of the famed scientist, educator and humanitarian. Established in 1943, it is the first site in the national park system to be dedicated to an African American. The monument is home to the Carver Trail, which connects the historic Carver House, the cemetery where the Carver family is buried and 140 acres of restored tallgrass prairie. To learn more, click here