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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Great place but try to go on a cool day! Loved all the animals, this overly friendly town is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristina S
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This man is such a gentleman. he is a true statesman for the country. thoroughly enjoyed visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church, and school had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States. The site includes President Carter's residence, boyhood farm, school, and the railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election. The Plains High School serves as the park's museum and visitor center. The Jimmy Carter National Preservation District includes part of the town of Plains and its environs. The area surrounding the residence is under the protection of the Secret Service and the home is not open to the public. The Carters returned to Plains in January 1981. The former President and First Lady pursue many of the goals of the administration through The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, which has programs to alleviate human suffering and to promote human rights and world peace. When they are in Plains, Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church to which the public is invited. The Carters' ties to Plains have endured the stresses of public life, remaining as strong as they were decades ago.
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300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780-5562
+1 229-824-4104
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place but try to go on a cool day! Loved all the animals, this overly friendly town is somewhere I would love to go again. They also have train ride that leave from the town.

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This man is such a gentleman. he is a true statesman for the country. thoroughly enjoyed visiting everything on the President Carter trail. It starts at the high school and you go to 14 other places. Get the booked stamped and then return it to...More

Thank happysmoke
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was Jimmy Carter a gentle man, but his wife was equally as eloquent. After visiting his historic site, I realized he was a humble person, and a true humanitarian. Realizing that his work is still being sought by so many others since leaving...More

Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 18 June 2017

From the moment we departed the train in "downtown" Plains, Georgia, it was obvious to us that this town adores one James Earl Carter, Jr., our 39th President! The heart of this area is filled and encompassed by tributes to Jimmy Carter, his wife (Rosalyn),...More

Thank daleth67
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick visit with our kids and were left wishing we could stay longer. The visitor center person was super friendly and helpful. The train stop and main street were a trip back in time. The fabric of the town could...More

Thank Clinton W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The very small town of Plains (population 683), the birthplace and home of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, is also the location of Jimmy Carter’s National Historic Site. The site, run by the National Park Service, includes the Plains high school which the Carters attended and...More

1  Thank Bart R
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Plains and it did not disappoint me or my mother. The preserved high school/museum is excellently done a we lingered in there for a long time. The docent at the front desk was incredibly knowledgeable and took a map...More

Thank JLL2010
Reviewed 5 June 2017

After leaving Andersonville National Historic Site, we stopped here and were really not expecting much as the Plains High School is the actual Visitor Center/Museum (no fee). We were pleasantly surprised upon entering and touring the old school house. A ~25 minute informative video storyline...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

After a visit to the Andersonville museum we were travelling close to Plains so thought we would stop for a visit. The old school house has been turned into a museum, very interesting to see all the Carter memorabilia. Was never a fan of Jimmy...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We have another Junior Ranger Badge in the bag. We arrived Sunday around 1 and we spent about 3 hours working on the booklet. Started at the Plains School and then visited the boyhood farm to complete the packet. So much to see and lots...More

Thank micahkimler
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10 July 2017|
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Response from JimmyCarterNHS | Property representative |
The closest RV park to Plains is the M& W RV park 1/2 mile north of Plains High School. The phone number is 229-938-7821.
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Response from BigP34 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not read carefully as to place to eat. We had a tremendous dinner at Rosemary and Thyme on the second floor of the Windsor Hotel. Very easy to miss as there is almost non existent signage, just go in the Windsor... More