Oval office at Jimmy Carter National Historical Park in Plains, Georgia

President Jimmy Carter

The 39th president of the United States, the 76th governor of Georgia and a Georgia state senator, Jimmy Carter's legacy can be felt throughout the state. From the small town of Plains in south Georgia to Atlanta and numerous points beyond and between, you can trace the life and work of President Carter throughout Georgia.

Press play on the audiobook "Our Endangered Values," for which the president won a "Best Spoken Word" Grammy Award, or any of his other books, including "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety" and "The Virtues of Aging," and listen to the president's voice as you travel two-and-a-half hours south of Atlanta to his hometown in Plains to explore the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park and the Boyhood Farm, where he grew up. Take a Carter-themed train ride on the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad, and stay overnight in a presidential suite in nearby Americus. In Atlanta, learn more about the president at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum.

There are many more sites to explore in Georgia with connections to President Carter. Use the guides below to plan a trip to explore President Carter's life and legacy in Georgia.

Explore Plains

Visit President Carter's hometown in southwest Georgia.

Explore Americus

Located 10 miles from Plains, Americus has close ties to the Carters.

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