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“well done overview of the history of President Carter”

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Ranked #3 of 10 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.
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The video at the old Plains High School and all of the historical things there make the visit well worth while. Take the opportunity to drive out to Jimmy Carter's boyhood home. While driving out, make sure to look from the road at the property where Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter currently live. We spent an afternoon in Plains and were able to take in all the historic sites in an un-rushed fashion. It's amazing to think that one of our presidents came from such humble beginnings. I learned a lot about President Carter that I'd never known and am so thankful to have gone while he is still living.

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Steve T, Chief of Interpretation at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Thank you for your recent visit. We are glad that you enjoyed all that the hometown of President and Mrs. Carter has to offer. Please visit again.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Not our first visit, but by chance we arrived as the volunteer ranger was setting off on a guided tour - very informative.

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Steve T, Chief of Interpretation at Jimmy Carter NHS at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

Thank you for your return visit. We are glad that you joined us on a guided tour. Please come back to see us.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We really enjoyed visiting the school where Jimmy and Roslynn Carter went to school. It helps you to see the kind of grit that was built in to that generation. My husband really enjoyed taking pictures in the "oval office."

This was a really great experience and I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Much of the city of Plains is a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service. President Carter's childhood home, his father's business, the high school Jim,y and Roselyn attended, and other buildings are open to the public and filled with history. In the high school. Jesu, are many things also found at the Carter Center, but there are other things here, too.

The family home is fun to tour, although nothing on the home belonged to the Carters. it is still a good representation of farm life in the Depression years.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was a great way to follow President Carter's Sunday School lesson. The old Plains High School offers and in depth look at both the President and Mrs. Carter. I learned and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. A must see in Plains!

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