Jimmy Carter Presidential Library And Museum
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 - 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured. A permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter's life and political career includes photographs with interpretative text.
I really enjoyed this place and learned so much. I am not a history buff, and knew very little about President Carter before my visit. The museum is very informative. I loved that there are many short videos to watch. Kids can learn without having to read a lot and there's a display for kids in each section to try to engage them. The timeline organization of his life is very clear and detailed. Each section shows the time period, the main topic, and a quote before a series of pictures and displays. Their captions for pictures are very clear too, you don't have to read numbers or location to correspond the captions, each captions come with a small thumbnail of that picture. The garden is absolutely stunning especially during the sunset in the fall. My only compliant is that a lot of the background color on the text displays are in light colors like yellow and orange with white fonts. I don't have any visual problem or disability and found it really hard to read because of the lighting. I had to get really close and adjust the angle to be able to read it. I really hope they would fix that! There's also a temporary exhibition on health and disease that The Carter Center is helping. It talked about many preventable diseases in the developing countries and what they are doing to help, educate, and control them. It also talked a lot about how the Carters helped eradicate the first human disease ever - guinea worm.
A first rate facility that pays tribute to a great man. At the Carter Library and Museum you'll learn about the first President to hail from the Southeast and what he was able to accomplish (much, much more than the TV pundits will ever give him credit for) in his four years at the White House and in the years beyond. Highlights lay around every turn, but you will be able to see an exact replica of Carter's Oval Office and stand just inches away from his Nobel Peace Prize. I've brought Republican friends here that have left with a true appreciation for Carter the man and the politician.
J. Ernest Jutte
A quaint place with lots of material to read regarding Jimmy Carter's four years as president. Interesting for history buffs but pretty boring for families, especially children. The grounds and gardens are nice,especially on a sunny day where you could take a nice picnic lunch and feel as though you're in an oasis in the middle of Atlanta.
A wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The library is beautifully staged with memorabilia & photos. A very informational & educational experience from beginning to end. All in all, a lovely tribute to one of our most compassionate presidents.
This was a great experience for me and my kids. There are a lot of cool artifacts that help paint a picture of what it was like in the past.