Presidential Pathways / Plains

Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home

402 Old Plains Highway
Plains, GA 31780

  • The vegetable garden at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

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  • The Boyhood Home of Jimmy Carter

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  • The Clark House, Farm Bell and Cane Press at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

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  • The Farm Store and Windmill at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

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The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm was owned by Earl Carter, Jimmy's father, from 1928 until 1949. Jimmy Carter lived here from the age of 4 until he departed for college in 1941. The farm was restored to its appearance before electricity was installed in 1938, and is part of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. As you stroll along the walking path, be sure to stop and read the wayside exhibits at various locations. Also, push the buttons on the audio stations to listen to Jimmy Carter share stories about his childhood. Visitors to the site will be able to walk around Jimmy Carter's childhood home, Earl Carter's commissary, a tenant house occupied by the Clark's, and various other buildings.

Every Saturday and Sunday, staff-led guided tours of the property are offered beginning at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. There are also blacksmithing demonstrations held every Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and boiled peanut demonstrations every Sunday at the same time.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Free 0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    75, 85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages