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George Washington Carver National Monument
Location Newton County, Missouri, USA
Nearest city Diamond, MO
Coordinates 36°59′10.8996″N 94°21′15.0876″W / 36.986361°N 94.354191°W / 36.986361; -94.354191Coordinates: 36°59′10.8996″N 94°21′15.0876″W / 36.986361°N 94.354191°W / 36.986361; -94.354191
Area 210 acres (0.85 km²)
Established July 14, 1943
Governing body National Park Service
Statue of George Washington Carver
Wagon and 1881 Moses Carver House at George Washington Carver National Monument

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 to the monument. It was the first national monument dedicated to an African-American and first to a non-President.

The site preserves the site of the boyhood home of George Washington Carver, as well as the 1881 Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery. It features a nature trail and museum. His boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 210-acre (85 ha) park has a 3/4 mile (1.2 km) nature trail, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. This cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the cemetery. It is open year round, from 9 am-5 pm.

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