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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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Address: 300 North Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780
Phone Number: 229-824-4104
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Description: Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and...
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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Historic, Informative & Fun

My husband and I took a weekend trip down to visit Andersonville and pleasantly came across all of the Jimmy Carter stuff to do. This place has a neat tour and lots to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Smyrna, Georgia
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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I took a weekend trip down to visit Andersonville and pleasantly came across all of the Jimmy Carter stuff to do. This place has a neat tour and lots to see. Loved the house and store! The horses and animals were a neat addition! It's free and we truly enjoyed our time visiting! It's a must see... More 

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Jimmy Carter is the first president I remember. It was worth the drive out to Plains from Savannah to visit his hometown. It really hit me during the visit that he also came from a small town and made it to the highest office in the nation - what an accomplishment! The people that run the site were some of... More 

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I love US history and especially anything pertaining to US Presidents. This was a very informative tour on what President Carter's life was while he was growing up. The guide was very knowledgeable and knew many interesting details of little Jimmy's life.

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Clackamas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While volunteering at Seminole State Park we used our time off to visit this interesting and informative site. This site allows us to understand our 39th President. The home site is like it was when President Carter was living there. The Rangers were knowledgeable and proud to be part of this home site. The respect for President Carter showed in... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My son and I visited the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, and we loved it. All of the various sites were interesting and fun to visit. It is easy to spend half a day to a full day here.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is humbling to find a rural country boy, encouraged by his teacher, aspired to become the President of the United States. The family stories are told by Jimmy Carter. One would think that he was standing beside you as he relayed the memories about his family life growing up in Plains, Georgia. The general store on the farm told... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was awe-inspiring to realize that a man from this simple rural farm community could aspire to and achieve the presidency of our nation. The exhibits in the museum and a visit to Jimmy Carter's boyhood home illustrate the strong morals, ethics and values instilled in him in his youth which he has carried with him throughout his political life... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stopped in here on my way to Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm. There are some nice exhibits. It's interesting just walking around this old high school from a by-gone era. It's not the most impressive collection of items commemorating President Carter but definitely worth stopping in to see.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The visitor's center is located at Jimmy Carter's old high school. There are some exhibits about his life and his campaign, as well as a few about Rosalynn Carter. It's worth looking through everything. You can also visit his boyhood farm, although be aware there's not a sign on the road to the farm. We found the farm pretty interesting,... More 

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Steve T, Chief of Interpretation at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. If you are ever traveling back through this area, please visit us again. More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Apparently the whole town in the historic site. Saw the Jimmy Carter peanut statue, old presidential campaign headquarters, the old high school (wonderfully kept up I might add), boyhood home and drove past current home. Quite a nice little trip. Definitely worth a stop.

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Steve T, Chief of Interpretation at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Plains, Georgia and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Plains is a very special place and from your review it looks like you found out why. If you are ever back in this area, please stop again. More 

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Address: 300 North Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780
Phone Number: 229-824-4104
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Plains

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