Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Founded on July 4, 1881, Tuskegee University was the dream of Lewis Adams, a former slave, and George W. Campbell, a banker. Tuskegee University's first principal was civil rights leader Booker T. Washington who not only secured the land for the school's grounds but also recruited the brightest teachers, including George Washington Carver and Robert R. Taylor. When you visit the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, you'll see the legacy of Washington, Carver, and others preserved around the Historic Campus District. You can tour buildings built by Tuskegee Institute students and designed by Robert R. Taylor, the first African American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is in Tuskegee, Alabama, and is 27 minutes from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site includes the George Washington Carver Museum and “The Oaks,” which was the home of Booker T. Washington. The George Washington Carver Museum educates visitors with exhibits and interpretative programs and also has books for sale. Ranger-led tours of “The Oaks” provide insight into the background of the home and of Washington himself.

Hiking Trails



Nearby Shops and Restaurants

map-marker-alt-regular How to Get There

How To Get To Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

From Montgomery, take highway 80E to I-65 N and then merge onto I-85 N towards Atlanta. After 36 miles, take exit 32 and take a right on Pleasant Springs Drive. Go a little less than 5 miles while following the Tuskegee University signs and turn left on Franklin Road. In 4 miles, make another left on West Montgomery Road. Next, take a left at the first light onto the Tuskegee University campus. The first buildings you will see on the right are Margaret Murray Washington Hall and the Kellogg Conference Center. The George Washington Carver Museum is behind the Kellogg Conference Center.

From Atlanta, Georgia, take I-85 S to get to Exit 38, and then turn left onto AL-81 S. You will take AL-81 S for 4 miles, and make a left turn at the gas station. Turn right at the first traffic light to get to West Montgomery Road. From here, you will run into Tuskegee University.


1212 W Montgomery Rd, Tuskegee, AL 36088

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site educates visitors about the rich history and legacy of Macon County as well as several civil rights icons and educators. An RV trip is a great way to experience this historic site the natural beauty of the area.