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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Nice little side visit

We made a detour on our way to Savannah and I am glad we did. It wasn't a lot to see but it was... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Ironton, Missouri
Not a lot to see

I was there about 20 years ago--stopped by on the way to Andersonville Historic Site. The entire... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Clarks Grove, Minnesota
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Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church, and school had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States. The site includes President Carter's residence, boyhood farm, school, and the railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election. The Plains High School serves as the park's museum and visitor center. The Jimmy Carter National Preservation District includes part of the town of Plains and its environs. The area surrounding the residence is under the protection of the Secret Service and the home is not open to the public. The Carters returned to Plains in January 1981. The former President and First Lady pursue many of the goals of the administration through The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, which has programs to alleviate human suffering and to promote human rights and world peace. When they are in Plains, Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church to which the public is invited. The Carters' ties to Plains have endured the stresses of public life, remaining as strong as they were decades ago.
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300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We made a detour on our way to Savannah and I am glad we did. It wasn't a lot to see but it was very interesting to see where he grew up and who influenced his life. Very humble beginnings for Jimmy Carter.

Thank risher70
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was there about 20 years ago--stopped by on the way to Andersonville Historic Site. The entire town is tiny--only a few stores on the block-long "downtown"--mostly hawking Carter and peanut souvenirs. The little railroad station where he launched his political career has been turned...More

Thank erniegann
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We saw the Nobel Peace Prize! Museum was in the old Plains High School that President Carter attended. The school was much like the elementary school I went too so it was very nostalgic. The film was very good giving a nice overview of an...More

Thank ksb30188
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

What a great setting to review a wonderful human beings life! Learn everything you always wanted to know about our 39th president and more! Set in the old high school where both Jimmy and Rosalynn went to school there is tons of memorabilia from both...More

Thank Bellbrat1971
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed everything on display here. Nicely done. Organized and presented well. Plains is a place to relax and enjoy history at it's best.

Thank ELWGrammy03
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I visited with my teen-aged son and grandson. Both of them are history buffs. We spent about 3 hours looking at everything, and watching the video. This is a place you can spend a short or long time in based on your interest in the...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I was just under voting age during Carters Presidential campaign, but old enough to be interested in it at the time, so it was neat to go back in a memory of different times. The High School is the museum, It covers growing up on...More

Thank Calvin L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When visiting Jimmy Carter National Historic Site start at the State Welcome Center. There you can pick up maps, directions to the multiple sites, and have a picnic. Proceed to the High School that Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter attended, now the National Park Visitors Center...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As a teacher, I am always touched by the effect teachers have played on their student's lives. In this case, Jimmy Carter borrowed one of his teacher's quotes in his inaugural speech . The school they both attended has now been reincarnated into the Jimmy...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is easy to settle into the small-town vibe here, while learning a lot about Jimmy Carter's childhood and early experiences that shaped his outlook on life. You can also learn about his work through the Carter Foundation, which provides lifesaving medicine and treatment to...More

Thank Angela M
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My husband and I have talked about attending Jimmy Carter's Sunday School class and as luck would have it Carter is leading the class on the same day that we will be near the area. What time should we arrive? Any advice? Suggestions for places to eat? We plan on visiting the National Historic Park after church. Thanks
24 July 2016|
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Response from BigP34 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not read carefully as to place to eat. We had a tremendous dinner at Rosemary and Thyme on the second floor of the Windsor Hotel. Very easy to miss as there is almost non existent signage, just go in the Windsor... More