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Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

1212 West Montgomery Road

About the Institute:

The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site contains the campus of Tuskegee University, a historically black university founded in 1881. Opened as the Tuskegee Normal School, it was created by the combined efforts of a former slave and a former slave owner. The school has been associated with many prominent African Americans, including Booker T. Washington who was the school's first president, and George Washington Carver, who was one of the school's early professors. Still an operating university, in 1881, Booker T. Washington arrived in Alabama and started building Tuskegee Institute both in reputation and literally brick by brick.  He recruited the best and the brightest to come and teach here including George Washington Carver who arrived in 1896.  Carver’s innovations in agriculture, especially with peanuts, expanded Tuskegee’s standing throughout the country.

The historic site contains attractions such as the George Washington Carver Museum, dedicated to exploring the life of this inventor and Booker T. Washington. Take a guided tour of Washington's residence, the Oaks, or simply stroll around the campus's historic buildings. Located in the town of Tuskegee, the school is not far from the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.


Backpackerwdogs 1

Monday, July 30, 2018
Great place to learn about the African American pilots of World War II. Tke famous "Red Tail" fighters.

Brian Kravitz

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The air museum was awe inspiring. The aircraft, the movie about the Tuskegee Airmen and everything there sent chills up my spine. When I left there, not only did I learn things I didn’t already know, but I was soaring through the clouds with them. Really a GREAT exhibition.

Shirley Harris

Friday, May 4, 2018
Amazing story of the perseverance if the human spirit. A university started by former slaves who knew education was the key to their success.

Joyce Woodard

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Great school .My daughter attends an is 2018 Ms. Social Worker..TU you know!!

Madison Brumbaugh

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
So educational! The staff was friendly, and the George Washington Carver Museum was so informative and well-organized (though not the easiest to find). I will be back!

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