The child known as "Plant Doctor" had a secret garden and observed operations on a 19th century farm. Carver became an agricultural scientist, educator, and humanitarian. A one-mile, self-guiding loop explores woodlands, streams, and prairie (outside of the heritage area).


Open daily, 9 am-5 pm; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Admission is free.

Contact Information

5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840
Phone: 417-325-4151

Location Type

Historic Home
Interpretive Signs
Natural Area
National Register of Historic Places
Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Though this site is outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its stories connect with ours and it is one of our National Park Service partners.

The park visitor center, museum, restrooms, and picnic area are accessible.

The Carver Trail is approximately 3/4 miles in length and contains a combination of boardwalk, compacted aggregate and asphalt surface. The historic 1881 Moses Carver house is located along the trail and is only accessible via stairs. Benches are available along the trail.

The Contemplative Loop Trail is approximately 1,000 feet long and has a loose wood chip surface, which may not be accessible for some users.

Service dogs are permitted on a leash anywhere in the park, including visitor center and trail.


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1881 Moses Carver House NPS
1881 Moses Carver House NPS
Carver Family Cemetery NPS
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Carver bust
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