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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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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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Tribute to Beloved First Family

We look forward to introducing others to this inspiring site! Everything was presented in good taste, the President and First Family deserving of it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Morgantown, Kentucky
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Morgantown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We look forward to introducing others to this inspiring site! Everything was presented in good taste, the President and First Family deserving of it!

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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip has been on our to-do list for several years. We started at the Visitors Center, toured the railroad depot where Jimmy Carter had his campaign headquarters, and then went out to his boyhood home. We learned so much about Jimmy Carter and about how the entire town of Plains got behind his campaign for President. Met so many... More 

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Gap, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the feel, I loved the charm, I loved the simplicity. A true testament of who Jimmy Carter is~ A must see and experience.

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Thank Judy B
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean bathrooms, well groomed grounds and maintained house help show the childhood home of the 39th USA president. Well worth the stop and the house, store and farm buildings can be toured in about an hour. Did you know the family had a tennis court in the yard?

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Thank Traveller1943
Wadsworth, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are NPS buffs and this National Historic Site is very unique. I think Clinton's Birthplace in Arkansas is the only NPS site dedicated to someone who is still living. The Visitor Center was interesting and it was fun to wonder around the farm, too. The boil peanuts out there and have tours on Sunday afternoon. I wish they did... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A moving, historic visit on our expedition to America's deep south. We came all the way from Indonesia to this small hamlet and saw an example of what makes America such a great country, how a man could rise from " humble" beginnings, become a successful businessperson, and end up being elected president (a bit like our current Indonesian president,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are huge President Carter fans, but I'm trying to be objective. The NPS did a fantastic job making this appealing for visitors of many ages. Loved getting to explore the boyhood home at our own pace, and listen to recorded narration by President Carter. I think event those who aren't fans of the President would enjoy... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I stopped in this museum and the park ranger was informative and helpful. There is a mock of the Oval Office just across from a Noble Peace Medal. Also great details of Mrs. Carter's contributions.

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baton rouge, louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We took a trip to Plains specifically to see President Carter's boyhood home. We're so glad we took the time. Not only do you get to see where the president was raised, but you get to hear his voice guiding you through the farm. We heard him talk about family dinners, the family store and his closest neighbors. This is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

When visiting this site you realize the humble beginnings of our 39th president. A visit worth the time when in Southwest GA. Well kept by National Park Service.

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