Tuskegee Institute National
1212 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Explore the Tuskegee Institute!
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is
nestled on the campus of historic Tuskegee University. The site
includes the George W. Carver Museum and The Oaks, home of Booker T.
The campus of Tuskegee Institute was declared a
National Historic Landmark in 1965. The area covered in the landmark
designation is not specifically defined in the 1965 description, and
hence may be assumed to include the entire Tuskegee University campus
at the time.
Points of "special historic interest,"
noted in the landmark description include:
- The Oaks (Washington's Home),
- Booker T. Washington monument, statue by Charles
- grave of Booker T. Washington,
- grave of George Washington Carver, and
- The George Washington Carver Museum
- The campus is also a National Historic Site,
under the name Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site,
distinct from the airfield which is a separate National Historic
Things to Do
Annual George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts
The George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts
Festival was created in recognition of Dr. Carver's first love, art.
This is a day-long festival that encourages artistic expression by
means of music, dance, paintings, sculpture, crafts, vendors and other
The George Washington Carver Museum
Exhibits, interpretive programs, a book sales
area and two introductory films on George Washington Carver and Booker
T. Washington are available without prior reservations. These films
are 30 minutes in length and shown upon request.
The "Oaks," Home of Booker T.
Ranger-guided programs are conducted according
to daily schedule. Ask for more information at the visitor
center/Carver Museum front desk. The tours of the home begin at the
The campus has been designated as a Historic
District. The tour includes buildings that were built by Tuskegee
Institute students and designed by Robert R. Taylor, the first African
American graduate of MIT. A map of the District is available at the
Movable School Education Program
Curriculum based programs are available for
educational groups. Programs are 2 hours long starting a 9:00 am to
11:00 am. Programs must be scheduled in advance.