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George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Road, Diamond, Missouri 64840 USA

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“founded on July 14, 1943”

George Washington Carver National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service located about two miles west of Diamond, Missouri; the national monument was founded on July 14, 1943, by Franklin Delano Roosevelt who dedicated $30,000 US to the monument. It was the first national monument dedicated to an African-American and first to a non-President. The young child known as the "Plant Doctor" tended his secret garden while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm. Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his quest for education to becoming a renowned agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian.

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Reviewed by
TheHaywireHoney

  • 13 Reviews
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June 20, 2017
Rated 4.0

Neat location! It's fascinating to see how small a home he lived in, the kinds of conditions they were. There's a cemetery on the property, neat little exhibits, and a giftshop (Don't forget to stamp your parks and recreation "passport"). It's a decent pit stop if you are on your way somewhere.

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EmilyKayser

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September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0

What a wonderful spot! Huge picnic area, very interesting exhibits and a lovely walking trail to various points of interest from Carver's childhood. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail.

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vsmith1814

  • 3 Reviews
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June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0

Well worth the visit to learn more about George Washington Carver. The monument has a picnic area and beautiful trails with points of interest. Very well kept and educational.

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George Washington Carver National Monument

5646 Carver Road
Diamond, Missouri
64840 USA

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