Honoring African American Heritage, Arts & Culture.


The George Washington  Carver Museum & Cultural Center is a premier cultural institution that is the steward of the African American experience in Phoenix, AZ. The museum honors African American Heritage, Arts & Culture.

The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center established by the Phoenix Monarchs Alumni Association of Arizona in 1986 is committed to moving forward with the vision of creating a community gathering place for cultural learning.

GWCMCC Now A Historic Landmark Approved March 1 2017

You can support the Carver by becoming a member and/or donating today! 


The museum is open Every Friday & Saturday from 11am to 5pm for museum tours and hosting cultural & community events.

On Street Parking is readily available in front of the museum along Grant Street, and along 4th street. There is also parking in our lots on the northeast and west sides of the building.

Buses and other vehicles may load and unload groups in front of the main entrance on Grant Street; however, buses should be parked in the museum lot on the northeast of the building. There is no charge for parking in the museum lot.


Our vision for the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center supports four core principles:

Core Values:
Integrity: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center conducts its business with the highest standards of ethical practice and transparency. The museum is dedicated to the continual improvement of public services.

Stewardship: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center values collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting evidence of the African American experience in the city of Phoenix and state of Arizona. The museum promotes and protects the cultural and artistic treasures of the African American community with the utmost care and respect.

Education and Research: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center seeks to inspire people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to explore and discover the important role of African Americans in shaping the history of Arizona. The museum provides the most current educational and media rich resources related to the African American experience.

Gathering Place: The historical facility promotes a sense of community and local station for Discussion Forums, Educational Services, and a myriad of Community Events.