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Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    72.07 acres

Stewardships

Description

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.

Allowed Activities
Biking
Fishing
Guided Tours
Good For
Wheelchairs
Hearing Impaired
Families
Visually Impaired

Additional Information

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is fee free.

Entrance fee is $0.00.

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site consists of three locations: Plains High School Visitor Center, Plains Depot, and The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. All locations are fee free.

Directions

In Americus take US 280W/ W Forsyth St. until it becomes US-19 S/US-280 W/S Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn left and go .08 mile. Turn right onto US-280 W and travel 8.9 miles. Turn right onto North Bond Street/ Hwy 45 North. Plains High School will be on the right side of the road 500 feet from the intersection.

Weather

Weather in Southwest Georgia can change in the blink of an eye during the summer months. Thunderstorms and high temperatures can make it unpleasant for visitors. Check the local forecast and dress appropriately.