Hours
•The Plains High School Visitor Center and Museum
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
•The 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters- The Train Depot Museum
Daily9 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm
Daily10 AM - 5 PM
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Carter Private Residence and Compound is not open to the public.
Admissions
Entrance to the historic site is free. There are no parking fees. A donation box is available at the Plains High School Museum/Visitor Center.
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Mr. Fred Sanchez, Chief of Interpretation
phone: 912-924-0343 x14

Description

A Lifetime Commitment to Public Service

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rights and public service throughout the world. Come explore the community that influenced and shaped the life and values of the 39th President of the United States

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and Preservation District was established to benefit, inspire and educate the American people and "to preserve the key sites and structures associated with Jimmy Carter during his lifespan; to provide for the interpretation on the life and Presidency of Jimmy Carter; and to present the history of a small rural southern town." But, what about Rosalynn Carter? She worked by her husband's side supporting him both as a wife and partner. This exhibit, Rosalynn Carter: First Lady From Plains, Georgia documents the life of a once shy, small-town girl from rural southwest Georgia who grows up to inspire a nation and command the attention of the world as a strong, confident First Lady working alongside the Nation's President.

Rosalynn Carter Gallery (Jimmy Carter National Historic Site)

Rosalynn Carter: First Lady From Plains, Georgia, documents the life of a small-town girl from rural southwest Georgia who grows up to inspire a nation and command the attention of the world as the First Lady who saw her role as a bona fide professional job. It provides visitors the opportunity to learn about how the Carters have always lived according to a philosophy of hard work, adherence to principles, compassion, stewardship, integrity, and courage. This philosophy has its basis in the roots of the culture in which the Carters were raised.

The Carter Center

The Carter Center works on a dream that is shared by the global community to help prevent unnecessary suffering. The staff helps others learn to help themselves by offering them the tools and knowledge they need to improve their own lives and regain hope.

The Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The Carter Presidential Library and Museum is filled with documents, photographs and other media used by researchers to study the different aspects of the Carter administration. The museum allows visitors to follow the path of a boy from rural south Georgia who became the 39th President of the United States.

President Carter's Sunday School Schedule

Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School several times during the year. This creates an unique situation for visitors who want to experience meeting Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. The church congregation welcomes any and all visitors to worship with them.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Group Tours