George Washington National Monument in Marion, Missouri
The boyhood home of George Washington Carver, GWC National Monument is now a 210 acre park with a museum, interactive exhibits and the first landmark to honor an African American educator, scientist and humanitarian. Visitors can explore the home of this gifted man of science, experience the lifestyle of the 19th century and study the motivations of Dr. Carver's scientific discoveries. Located near this historic landmark, the Wyndham Hotel Group offers upscale rooms and suites where travelers can enjoy their stay in Missouri. Guest will find great amenities like free Wi-Fi, spa services, fitness center, fine dining and comfortable, inviting spaces.
Things to Do at the Park
Take a tour of the George Washington Carver National Monument and discover the 19th century farm and homestead of Dr. Carver. Explore the park with a ranger guided tour with inspiring stories highlighting the struggles of slavery and slow transition to freedom. Walk through the ground's historic home, pre-Civil War family cemetery and Carver's "Secret Garden". Kids can enjoy interactive programs and exhibits intended to enrich the park experience, including washing laundry on the washboard, making wax candles, painting and playing with old time toys. George Washington Carver National Monument is a wonderful place to take the family for a nature hike, hands-on fun and amazing history lesson.
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The Carver Trail
Discover what George Washington National Monument has to offer by taking a stroll on the Carver Trail, a ¾ mile nature trail through the park. Along the way, visitors will see the birthplace of Dr. Carver, Carver Spring, Williams Pond, Boy Carver Statue, Moses Carver House, Tallgrass Prairie and Carver Cemetery. The path winds through fields and woodlands, crossing over creeks and edging shorelines of ponds. Filled with markers of inspirational quotes from George Washington Carver Guests will find plaques with details and insights to each stop. Walking the trail, reading the markers and learning the impact of Dr. Carver is a humbling and moving experience.