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Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

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Address: 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone Number: 404-865-7100
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an...

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.

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Great Museum!

This was the first and so far, only Presidential Library that I've visited, although this was my second visit. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information gleaned over Pres... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the first and so far, only Presidential Library that I've visited, although this was my second visit. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information gleaned over Pres. Carter's term of office. The exhibits "transported" you to those years, reminding you of both U.S. and world events, and also providing insights on Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter as individuals... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited several of the presidential libraries. This one does not have the glamour or splash of some of the others with the president's plane or cars etc. It does, however, honor Jimmy Carter, the man and the president, in a way that seems to define his life.Even the setting is low key and restful. Regardless of your political... More 

Thank CaseyandD
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carter, in my view, was a most moral president, perhaps too moral to tackle some tough issues. The museum does a wonderful job of weaving together his upbringing, political career and philanthropy into a coherent whole. This museum changed my views as it showed his post-political accomplishments were as impressive as the best of his presidency.

Thank Brandywiner
Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum/library is in a very beautiful setting with gardens and trees and sculptures surrounding it. So you walk around informative and historic displays and then glance out the floor to ceiling windows and feel at peace. A lovely tribute to a lovely man.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because it was a Sunday morning and rainy and the museum looked quite interesting. Well, it was more than just quite interesting! The museum was superbly presented and fascinating, telling the story not only of the president and his wife, but also of the times. This was fascinating for us as Australians to learn about. The whole... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum years ago before their multi-million dollar renovation. I actually liked the museum pre-renovations. It had a 70's-esque feel to it that coincides with this president. I thought there were a lot more displays of his and Mrs. Carter's international gifts. Still, this is a great museum with a lot to see and to READ.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum is well done and you get a good picture about the life and times of Jimmy Carter. It also tells quite a bit about his life after he was president and as many of us know, he has done quite a lot after leaving office. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you were like me, an admirer of the best ex-president (Not sitting president) the USA ever had, you should visit the Carter Library and museum not far from the center of Atlanta in a green beautiful surrounding. You can inform yourself not only about his presidency, but also about his youth, upbringing, earlier political life, and the persons who... More 

Thank tzraik
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes visiting Presidential Libraries and Museums does not give you a portrait of the whole man. The Carter Museum does. I was astounded by what was revealed about the man - his boyhood, his friends (a lot of whom were black) his schooling, his "peanut farm" background, his education, his career in the Navy (personally chosen by Admiral Rickover for... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live in Atlanta and have been wanting to visit ever since we went to Jimmy Carters boyhood home & farm in Plains, GA last summer. At only $8 to get in, we thought it was well worth it! Lots of information and fun displays! The movie at the beginning was really good, too! It took us... More 

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