George Washington Carver Cabin

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village1942

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Henry Ford built this cabin in 1942 to honor his friend, agricultural scientist George Washington Carver. The cabin was based on Carver's recollections of the slave cabin in Missouri in which he was born in 1864. Carver spent his career at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, advocating for new crops, such as peanuts, that would enrich both Southern farmers and Southern soils.


  • Title: George Washington Carver Cabin
  • Creator: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
  • Date: 1855/1865
  • Date Created: 1942
  • Location: United States, Missouri
  • Subject Keywords: Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943, Cabins (Houses), Memorials, Buildings (Structures)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=136736
  • Object Name: Cabin (House)
  • Object ID: 42.210.1
  • Image ID: THF1896
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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