George Washington Carver National Monument

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Facility:George Washington Carver National Monument
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Address 1:5646 Carver Road
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City:Diamond
State/Province:MO
Zip Code:64840
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Telephone:(417) 325-4151
Website:Visit Website
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B. Hargett, Co-op Member
We have visited this place twice in the last three years, and love it. The building is not large, so is doable in an afternoon. They have a classroom set up with slates and old textbooks, and a very up-to-date science experiment room. We did not visit during the time when there were any formal activities going on, but it looked intriguing. There are displays to wander through and dioramas to gaze at, comfortable places to sit, and best of all, a place to do and touch science for children with drawers of fun things such as animal tracks to match and snakes of Missouri to recognize. We usually wonder around in these room for an hour or two.

There is a comfortable theater to watch a show on Carver's life. I love it because it honors God, as does his quotes and statements scattered throughout the building. There is a nice little gift shop (expensive of course!), and a trail through the woods and back to the other side of the building.

I love this place.
Laura, Co-op Member
We toured the building and then went on the trail to the house (Carver's lived in the house after he left home, it was moved to the current location). Along the trail there were signs telling about his boyhood there in those woods, of his walks with God, his time meditating on God and His Word, etc.

I had to comment to the park ranger (this is a National Park) that I was surprised that they didn't take all mentions of his faith out of the exhibits, quotation, etc. She said it would have been impossible to separate them. His faith is what made him who he became. Well said!!! Bravo.
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