Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains

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  • We stopped here not knowing what to expect - it was great. Good film, good tour of the boyhood home, good walk through town and good exhibits at the high school. DO IT ALL and get a feel for Plains, t...  more »
  • If in the area, make plans to spend about two hours here. The old Plains High School serves as the visitor center. There is an excellent movie that stars President Carter and Mrs Carter, about 25 or 3...  more »
  • Just up the road from where President Carter still lives with his wife, it was great to be able to see his boyhood home on the farm. The home itself was sweet and harked back to a simpler more family ...  more »
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  • Basically the historic site is the whole town! Many different locations to visit, most within walking distance if you park smart. The kids will have a location hunt they can do where they visit a number of locations in the town and get a stamp. You take the card back to the visitors center for a special prize. Great insight to a former president and his life.
  • this was an interesting visit. It is a good look at the highlights of Jimmy Carter's life and his ability to find ever more ways to work for the good of humankind. He and Rosalyn seem to live a humble, dedicated life without boasting. Plains, GA is just a small town but now has a big heart.
  • My daughter's 2nd grade class went on a field trip to the Carter farm and it was very educational and lots of fun đŸ˜€Learning how the president leaved during the 1930's and beyond from childhood to an adult will make anyone appreciate living in 2018. I highly recommend visiting this place!
  • The entire small town of Plains GA comprises the historic district. The museum in the old school is worth a stop. The Carter Store has great peanut ice cream and some of the best peanuts around. The Carter Home is off limits and barely visible, but his boyhood farm is a good stop.
  • This historic site is quite thorough in covering President Carter's life. The Plains High School gives in-depth information and presentations from his school years through the work being accomplished through the Carter Center. The train depot, Carter's campaign headquarters, is interesting. A visit to Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm is quite fun and informative. This is an excellent place for children to learn and have some space to move. I highly recommend this part of our National Park Service!
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