The Carver Center
The Carver Center is located at the historic former George Washington Carver Regional High School in Rapidan, VA. The George Washington Carver Regional High School was once a segregated school that served the Upper Piedmont region and is named after George Washington Carver, who was born into slavery and became one of our country’s most important agriculturalists as well as one of the most important black scientists of the 20th century. The property is owned by Culpeper County which decided to invest in renovating and revitalizing the property to support economic growth and opportunity in the region.
There are a number of programs and organizations doing work at the Carver Center and on the property in addition to GWCARC and its programs. The George Washington Carver High School Alumni Association, Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont, Virginia County Extension - Culpeper County, VSU Small Farmer Program, the Master Gardner Program, Culpeper County 4-H, and New Pathways Tech, Friends of the Rappahannock, and New Pathways Tech all have programs running out of the Center.
When you visit the Center, make sure you visit the Regional High School Alumni Association Museum to learn more about the school and its role in the region.
$1M+ Invested by Culpeper County in the Carver Center.
12 Acres: The size of the property, offers a vast space to expand.
Find out more here.
New Pathways Tech
This corporation provides job training at the Carver Center Complex machine shop, in Rapidan, VA, to allow students to gain credentials from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills. The programs offered by New Pathways Tech focus on machining skills and metal milling. Learn more here.
History of the building
Constructed in 1948 to serve as the African American high school during segregation, the George Washington Carver School has been fully restored and updated to modern standards. The historic library of the school now serves as a museum operated by the alumni association.
9432 James Madison Hwy, Rapidan, VA 22733