Presidential Pathways / Plains

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

300 N. Bond St.
Plains, GA 31780

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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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  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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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

    Free 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    75, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages