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“Wonderful little spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
300 North Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780
229-824-4104
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Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Plains
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: 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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“Wonderful little spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

You should take the time to enjoy all this sleepy little town offers, the historic site holds a lot of information about the 39th president of our country, and his early life. Have had the chance to meet him and Mrs Carter twice now, great little town.

Visited March 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
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“so totally interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

There was NOTHING to dislike--the area of Plains itself is very small but LARGE in appeal & very friendly people. The historic value is immeasurable.

Visited March 2013
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Crossville, Tennessee
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“Trip to Plains,Ga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The History displayed within the walls is excellent. Also, the staff is superb - very accomodating and also very knowledgeable of the area.

Visited January 2013
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Cuthbert, Georgia
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“Very fun day trip to learn some history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was actually a very fun day. My wife & I enjoyed this alot more than we thought we would. We lived 12 miles from Plains & have only been here once. There was a lot to see & learn & the nice walks out in the country are a favorite of mine. If you plan to go to Plains, hit all of the sights like the Farm, the High School, & everything else here because it will make for a very pleasent day.

Visited December 2012
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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“A Great Learning Experience for Any Age!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I thought I was going out of my way to expose my son to one of his favorite presidents, the 39th to be exact, but I ended up being the one that got the most out of this trip. Anyone that teaches should make the journey to this high school to find out more about the education system and how and why Jimmy Carter's education in rural Georgia made such a significant impact to become the president of the United States. It was an enlightening and educational experience! The staff was wonderful and the visit was FREE! There is so much to learn here, not just about Jimmy Carter, but about Leadership in general, Making a Difference, Giving, Change, Religious Values and Family. Rosalyn's story is a good timeline that's worth attention too. Glad I went out of my way for this!

Visited December 2012
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