Learn about Jimmy Carter’s life and presidency as you explore Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. Walk through a replica of the Oval Office and see Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize, his Grammy, old campaign posters, memorabilia, and other materials relating to his presidency. Tour the exhibits to read about his presidency and family and watch a video about his life in the theater. You can also walk through the large Japanese gardens outside. Use our Atlanta visit planner to add Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum and other attractions to your Atlanta vacation plans.
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This is a great stop for a visit in atlanta. I really loved the outdoor space for a quick walk before or after your visit. We went on Saturday morning and there was a farmers market in the parking...
This is a great stop for a visit in atlanta. I really loved the outdoor space for a quick walk before or after your visit. We went on Saturday morning and there was a farmers market in the parking... more »
Really nice museum and Presidential Library. Parking was easy, admission very reasonable. Lots of information presented in an easy to read and understand manner. I always like Jimmy Carter but came...
Really nice museum and Presidential Library. Parking was easy, admission very reasonable. Lots of information presented in an easy to read and understand manner. I always like Jimmy Carter but came... more »
The museum was amazing. Jimmy and his wife are such beautiful human beings with massive hearts. They are a working team, and that really shows in the museum. There is a cafe on site but we didn't eat.... more
The museum was amazing. Jimmy and his wife are such beautiful human beings with massive hearts. They are a working team, and that really shows in the museum. There is a cafe on site but we didn't eat.... more »
The museum is well designed and has a lot of information. The lives of the Carters is revealed with many photos, memorabilia, and information cards. One of the neat things about the way this piece of history is laid out is that both his predecessors and successors are given credit for their combined accomplishments. The grounds are also beautiful and worth a walk around them.
I love visiting presidential libraries, museums, and homes and was so glad we visited the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was surprised how un-busy it was. We were not able to go to the Carter Library because it was a weekend, but also because it was for scholarly study and use. But the museum provided a nice overview of President Carter and his family, and some of the important events during his presidency. Jimmy Carter was President 1977-1981. I had lived in the DC area a couple of those years but wasn’t politically interested at the time. I didn’t know that he had gone to the Naval Academy, and taught Sunday School to the children of officers before he graduated and became a submariner. It was his life’s dream to serve. But when his father was dying of cancer, Jimmy knew he wanted to go back to Plains and took over the family peanut warehouse. He decided to run for public office because he didn’t like or believe in discrimination. I’d forgotten his efforts for a full year to negotiate the release of prisoners in the Iran embassy in Tehran. Or that he help negotiate the Camp David Accord which eventually led to a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. When he didn’t win re-election they went back to Plains, but he sold the peanut warehouse and became the peacekeeper and negotiator he remained throughout his life.) He and Rosalynn have been married for 75 years.) There is so much more to learn about President Carter and the efforts of The Carter Center which helps with human rights around the world. I highly recommend a visit if you’re in Atlanta.
The Carter Presidential Center was a definite highlight of my weekend. The grounds are beautiful and staff are kind. The museum was a lovely, comprehensive tribute to the life of Jimmy and Rosalynn. There were fascinating exhibits and many were interactive and entertaining. I learned so much about his life and presidency. I noticed that the exhibit is relatively lacking regarding the hostage crisis, but I suppose that isn’t too surprising for a president’s own museum. One of the coolest aspects was the life-size Oval Office with the exact décor and furniture from the Carter years. Overall, this was a lovely experience and I highly recommend it to all Atlanta locals and visitors.
I wish I would have taken more photos to begin. Only downside right now is due to Covid Restrictions the store and some few exhibits are closed and online for the time being. Besides from that I had lots of fun and learned a lot about Jimmy Carters Presidency I didn't know before! The museum had some really nice displays and artifacts and some things were hands on. My wife and I really enjoyed the recreation of Carters Oval Office! There is a cafe on property. Our uber driver told us on weekends there is a farmers market on site. This is the 3rd presidential library I've been to and it was well worth the trip! Just a very short drive from downtown Atlanta!
My 1st Presidential Library visit!!! Amazing experience. President Carter is an amazing person with great character ❤️ . I learned so much more about President Carter and all that he did and continue to do. He remains my one of my favorite! Happy belated Birthday sir! I truly wish I could meet him personally! If you want to learn about a great pioneer. Visit the Library! Also, they provide a Military discount on the entry cost!
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