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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Plains
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Port Orange, Florida
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“Well done”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

All aspects are worth visiting. The National Park Service at it's best!

Visited March 2012
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48 reviews
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“A reason to visit Plains.”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The site contains his 1976 Campaign Headquarters and his childhood farm. It is a reason in itself to visit Plains.

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Georgia
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“Nice tour for history buffs”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

While this tour may not keep young children entertained, it is a good experience for history buffs and photographers. The south Georgia country setting is serene, pretty, and simple.

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Durham, NC
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7 reviews
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“What an awesome museum”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

For such a tiny town, this is an outstanding museum. I read every word and experienced every exhibit and loved it. I would love to go back someday.

Visited January 2012
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Berrien Springs
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“Jimmy Carter National Historic Site”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

The main office staff was very friendly and helpful and gave us the good suggestion of staying in the Plains Inn.

Visited December 2011
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