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Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - BEST Places to Picnic

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. Washington.

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 Keck,
  • 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 Site.

Things to Do

Activities

Annual George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts Festival

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 family-oriented activities.

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. Washington

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 Carver Museum.

Historic Campus

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 Carver Museum.

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.

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