Explore 8 Midwest National Monuments
George W. Carver National Monument
George Washington Carver, the great educator, agronomist and champion of African-Americans, was born a slave on this Diamond, Missouri, farm in the early 1860s. Trails wind past the Carver birthplace, his boyhood home and the family cemetery at this parklike monument. In a one-room schoolhouse, experience Carver's struggles for education. See how Confederate soldiers lived and make old-fashioned corn-husk dolls (417/325-4151; nps.gov/gwca).