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“Carter Library”

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Ranked #14 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It is best to visit when there is a conference going on so that you chances of seeing some important international guests is heightened. A brief visit is all that is needed...but we love the restaurant and theatre district around the Library

Thank damalpha
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stopped on our way through Atlanta last week. Enjoyed the trees and flowers, what a beautiful sight after a long Iowa winter. The museum is easy to navigate with many interesting exhibits. Gives new understanding to Carter's life and works. He deserves alot more credit than he gets. I really enjoyed the afternoon and the gift shop is reasonable!

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Nestled in East Atlanta is the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Situated on land that was a plantation and was the edge of the Atlanta battle lines during the Civil War, this beautiful property is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Downtown.

The Marta employees at Five Points were hopeless when it came to giving directions to the bus stop. Five different employees led us astray. The bus leaves right across from the Five Points station. Cross the street and wait at the Marta sign [no bus numbers on these signs.] No charge for the trip on your Breeze card if you go directly from the subway since it is considered a "continuation" of your original trip.

We, my mother and I, truly enjoyed this visit at the Carter Museum. The exhibits and timeline very accurately reflected both President Carter's personality, and the period of history when he was president. This is not a stagnant place either. There were recent contributions with our current president, alongside example of the humanitarian efforts of President Carter in recent years.

We were particularly impressed with the interactive items designed for elementary and middle-school aged children. Far more creative ways to engage younger minds than most museums we have visited in the past. The building and grounds are very ADA compliant. There is one curb to negotiate however if you are using the bus system.

The information desk keeps a bus schedule handy so you can plan your visit to end at a convenient time to catch the bus back to Five Points.

Very pleased that we were able to squeeze this Museum into a busy family weekend.

Thank smtucker
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Not much to see but inexpensive. Only wanted to go to get pics of the kids in the faux oval office. Its all roped off though. Ive seen others that let you sit at the resolute

Thank A W
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This museum is like most other presidential libraries chronicling the life and times of a US President. I found it interesting and enjoyable. There is a great painting of Jimmy Carter made up of different images that you can purchase as a puzzle or postcard in the gift shop.

Thank MTravi
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