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The Carter Center, Atlanta

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

While the program agenda may change, The Carter Center is guided by five principles:

*The Center emphasizes action and results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.

*The Center does not duplicate the effective efforts of others.

*The Center addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.

*The Center is nonpartisan and acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities.

*The Center believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

*The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission.
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  • Nicely positioned in a pleasant park. The facilities are well maintained. We visited on a Sunday afternoon, perhaps a dozen other folks were there. Parking was free. Tickets to enter the museum are pu...  read more »
  • Great exhibits of events that occurred during his presidency and also activities by the Carters post presidency. 
  • I like visiting all presidential libraries. More of an adult thing. I found it awesome! It's a first class experience covering the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Highly recommended! 
  • Have traveled to several of the President's libraries. The difference with the Carter Center is that it is a functioning center with a compassionate purpose. Wish we had more time to spend and explore. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful.
  • Have not visited the Center because I live on the west coast now, but reviews sound wonderful and I will certainly visit if I go back to the East Coast. Didn't think much of him as president cannot comment on anything else, but can say his accomplishments since his presidency have been phenomenal. He has handled his life with grace and integrity. My hats off to him.
  • Jimmy Carter was the best president we've had in decades. He was the most intelligent, the most ethical, and the least ego-driven. Nor was he a corrupt warmonger like George W. Bush. Instead of making big-money vacuous speeches like Bush, Jimmy Carter spends his time trying to help the world. I pray for Jimmy that he will live a long and productive life.
  • When I visited the Carter Center, I was deeply moved by exhibits on what it took for President Jimmy Carter bring Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat together in the Camp David Accords. Begin demanded that every minute detail be clear. Sadat preferred only the grand sweep of principle. Carter went back and forth between them, patiently taking notes and mediating. Since his presidency, he has continued in peacemaking. As he blessed all of us in this work, may he and his family be blessed as he battles melanoma. As Jesus said: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."
  • The garden is small but serves as a really nice and quiet oasis from the bustling downtown traffic.
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