Presidential Pathways / Plains

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

300 N Bond St
Plains, GA 31780

229-824-4104
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  • Chief of Interpretation Steve Theus, Education Specialist Annette Wise and Kim Fuller, at left, granddaughter of Lillian G. Carter, work on displaying items that belonged to Lillian Carter at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

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  • Park Ranger Kevin Alexander demonstrates blacksmithing techniques at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

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  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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  • Plains High School, Official State School of Georgia and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum and Visitor Center.

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The Jimmy Carter National Historic site represents a rural cultural landscape in the classic sense. Few U.S. presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The park preserves the key sites and structures associated with Jimmy Carter during his life span. It provides for the interpretation of the presidency of Jimmy Carter and presents the history of a small rural Southern town.

There are several key sites of interest within the park, including the Official State School of Georgia (Plains High School), where Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter attended and graduated. It also includes the Train Depot that served as Jimmy Carter's Presidential Campaign Headquarters and the Boyhood Farm where Jimmy Carter was raised. The Carters still reside in Plains, but the residence is closed to the public.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • National Honey Bee Day Celebrated at Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

    National Honey Bee Day Celebrated at Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

    08/22/2015 - 08/22/2015

    August 22, 2015, is National Honey Bee Day, and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting programs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Boyhood Farm located on Old Plains Highway. Recently, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site added honey bee hives to the farm. In his book, "An Hour Before Daylight," President Carter states, "One important source of income was high-quality honey, which we sold either in the comb or centrifuged to extract the pure nectar." He also says, "Daddy maintai... read more

  • “La Fiesta En El Parque” 2015

    “La Fiesta En El Parque” 2015

    09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015

    Enjoy authentic food, festive music, traditional dances, arts and crafts and a children's carnival as part of "La Fiesta En El Parque" 2015. The festival is scheduled for September 19, 2015, at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga. Non-stop entertainment will take place on stage at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site's main visitor center - Plains High School. Havana Son and other local groups will perform traditional Mexican music and other Latin rhythms like salsa, son, boleros... read more