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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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Jimmy Carter Natl Historic Site

Jimmy Carter is a true gentleman and patriot.His wife is gentile and eloquent. He was a humble... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tipp City, Ohio
It was great to have his books brought to life!

After listening to Jimmy Carter's book "An Hour Before Daylight" on CD, I was very excited to go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Huron, 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 1 week ago

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

Thank laurelboo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank nrocpop
Reviewed 3 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.

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.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

Thank L4984JOjeffreys
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had the place to ourselves except for a couple of park service workers. Were able to walk through the house President Carter grew up in and walk the grounds of the surrounding farm. A real step back in time. It prompted me to buy...More

Thank jazzgran
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went to Plains to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school . It was a very special trip. The museum is in the school where Jimmy and Rosalyn attended grades 1-11. The memorabilia concerning his growing up years and reasons for returning after his presidency...More

1  Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I thought I knew about Jimmy Carter, but this historic site (actually three sites) taught me a lot more and my respect for the man increased greatly. His childhood home is a well-restored farm with many farm animals. The railroad depot in town is a...More

Thank Sc00byD00byD00
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great place but try to go on a cool day! Loved all the animals, this overly friendly town is somewhere I would love to go again. They also have train ride that leave from the town.

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This man is such a gentleman. he is a true statesman for the country. thoroughly enjoyed visiting everything on the President Carter trail. It starts at the high school and you go to 14 other places. Get the booked stamped and then return it to...More

Thank happysmoke
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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