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Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Poncey-Highland)
404-865-7100
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As featured in 3 days in Atlanta
Ranked #7 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an all-new,state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy... more » Owner description: The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an all-new,state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy Carter, from his childhood in Plains to the work he and Mrs. Carter do around the world to promote peace and health. « less
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Atlanta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Been to Jimmy Carter Museum many times since the opening in October 1986, but today Wednesday, 16April 2014, it glowed. Before the spring rain comes pay a visit. A wonderful place to forget the buzz of the city and look at the skyline admid the dogwoods, evergreens, and azaleas. Would love to go on a landscape tour of the Jimmy... More

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took our two granddaughters here on a field trip and it was an excellent addition to their history course they were taking as homeschoolers.

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suwanee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is best to visit when there is a conference going on so that you chances of seeing some important international guests is heightened. A brief visit is all that is needed...but we love the restaurant and theatre district around the Library

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Belmond, Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped on our way through Atlanta last week. Enjoyed the trees and flowers, what a beautiful sight after a long Iowa winter. The museum is easy to navigate with many interesting exhibits. Gives new understanding to Carter's life and works. He deserves alot more credit than he gets. I really enjoyed the afternoon and the gift shop is reasonable!

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somerville, ma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nestled in East Atlanta is the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Situated on land that was a plantation and was the edge of the Atlanta battle lines during the Civil War, this beautiful property is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Downtown. The Marta employees at Five Points were hopeless when it came to giving directions to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not much to see but inexpensive. Only wanted to go to get pics of the kids in the faux oval office. Its all roped off though. Ive seen others that let you sit at the resolute

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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This museum is like most other presidential libraries chronicling the life and times of a US President. I found it interesting and enjoyable. There is a great painting of Jimmy Carter made up of different images that you can purchase as a puzzle or postcard in the gift shop.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We took a friend who lived in Atlanta many years ago to this grand presidential museum and library . We are both fans of presidential libraries. A perfect way to understand an era of American life. This museum and library sits on a beautiful parcel, and is close to the Virginia Highlands neighborhood for food and drink before or after.... More

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

On a recent drive from California to Georgia I found myself at the Carter Museum and Library. Being a fan of specialty museums (and presidential museums are definitely a niche type) I was very pleased with this stop. To review the timeline of the Carter administration and recall the integrity of this son of a peanut farmer from Georgia was... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Atlanta. It is such a beautifully designed museum and contains so much information that's really interesting (even if you don't like Jimmy). The grounds are beautiful. It's nice to just sit outside on one of the benches and enjoy the weather.

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