- George Washington Carver's boyhood home consists of rolling hills, woodlands, and prairies. The 210 acre park has a 3/4 mile nature trail, visitor center, museum, and an interactive exhibit area for students. The cultural setting includes the 1881 Historic Moses Carver house and the Carver cemetery. The park is open daily all year from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The nature trail is partially handicapped accessible.
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George Washington Carver National Monument
Recreation - Activities at George Washington Carver National Monument include bird watching, nature walks and attending programs. Programs vary throughout the year and include themes dealing with George Washington Carver's life and interests. For up-to-date information call the Monument.
Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.
The George Washington Carver National Monument visitor center is located 2 miles west of Diamond Missouri on Highway V, and 1/2 mile south on Carver Road.