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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Good trip into history

We stopped here not knowing what to expect - it was great. Good film, good tour of the boyhood... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
central Illinois
Lots of sites in the area

If in the area, make plans to spend about two hours here. The old Plains High School serves as the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
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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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300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here not knowing what to expect - it was great. Good film, good tour of the boyhood home, good walk through town and good exhibits at the high school. DO IT ALL and get a feel for Plains, the Carters and the way...More

Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in the area, make plans to spend about two hours here. The old Plains High School serves as the visitor center. There is an excellent movie that stars President Carter and Mrs Carter, about 25 or 30 minutes long. You can see the Boyhood...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Just up the road from where President Carter still lives with his wife, it was great to be able to see his boyhood home on the farm. The home itself was sweet and harked back to a simpler more family orientated time, and the rest...More

Thank august01
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We enjoyed our visit very much. We had family from age 4 to 84 and it had something for everyone. My six year old grandson loved ringing the bell and plowing the field. My mother picked up a few pecans. All enjoyed the buildings and...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I loved seeing how ordinary people in rural 1920s America lived. Of course, I'm unsure how much of the scenery has changed, but I felt like I had briefly traveled to a different age. Unlike the Jimmy Carter's high school, which resembles a Presidential library...More

Thank jalinn2016
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Jimmy Carter is a true gentleman and patriot.His wife is gentile and eloquent. He was a humble person, and a true humanitarian.

1  Thank laurelboo
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After listening to Jimmy Carter's book "An Hour Before Daylight" on CD, I was very excited to go and see his childhood home in person. Also, IT IS FREE!!! I enjoyed the visitor center in the old school. That school, and especially its auditorium, have...More

1  Thank nrocpop
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Coordinated a visit of nearly 100 guests to the Carter site, including a bus tour of the town, with a walking tour of the farm out at Archery. Experts (Park Rangers) provided insight into the early life of the first president born in a hospital.

1  Thank Doug P
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Traveled to the JCNP and found it to be informative and well persevered. Great lesson in history. His boyhood hood is open to walk through on a working farm. Awesome. Loved the store next door to the home.

1  Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lot of signage to read. Would have preferred more artifacts. Great source of historical information..

Thank L4984JOjeffreys
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Response from JimmyCarterNHS | Property representative |
The closest RV park to Plains is the M& W RV park 1/2 mile north of Plains High School. The phone number is 229-938-7821.
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Response from BigP34 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not read carefully as to place to eat. We had a tremendous dinner at Rosemary and Thyme on the second floor of the Windsor Hotel. Very easy to miss as there is almost non existent signage, just go in the Windsor... More