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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library And Museum

441 Freedom Parkway

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.


Tracey Cochran

Monday, July 9, 2018
What a great way to spend a few hours! We only came here because we realized it was a short walk from where we were staying, the Highlands Inn, and we'd never been to a Presidential library before. So glad we did! The tickets were very reasonable, the grounds were beautiful and even though one of us was not a huge Carter fan, it was so informative, and so well presented, it gave food for thought about that opinion! The full size replica of the Oval Office was smaller than I had imagined it, but it was still a great thing to see. We didn't really use the gift shop or the restaurant as we had other things on our agenda. All in all a highly recommended place.

James Gibson

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This educational, entertaining self-guided tour taught me much I never knew and helped me remember lots I'd forgotten. I urge persons in the Atlanta area to visit. Jimmy Carter has accomplished much over the course of his life. The exhibits here cover his childhood, military experience, state political offices, Presidency, and his humanitarian work around the world since his Presidency. The impressive exhibits indicate why he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Exhibits show pictures of him as a child and working on the family peanut farm. Exhibits discuss his campaigns for state office, then the Presidency. Enlightening videos discuss the Presidential campaign and the way it was conducted. And his work with the Carter Center is also covered. I especially enjoyed watching parts of four of Jimmy Carter's Sunday School lessons at the small church where he has taught Sunday School for decades. He shared some nice insights. Amazingly?, as I took a few notes and pointed out to another visitor the display where one accessed those Sunday School lessons and was telling the person about them, the electric power went off in that portion of the building. A staff member took us to the lobby, where we waited and looked at displays there for a few minutes until power was restored. I didn't ask what caused the outage. Perhaps it was related to rain storms that were occurring in the area, or maybe it was God in some way? It was nice to see the replica of the Oval Office as it was during the Carter Presidency. A plaque there describes a few personal items that were in the office. And an audiotape plays repeatedly a nice, short narration by Carter about his time in the Oval Office. A video about Presidential Carter's negotiations between Egypt and Israel ( the Camp David Accords) to achieve peace was also enjoyable and informative. Displays about the Carter Center's work to reduce diseases, monitor elections, and achieve peace provided much information about the Center's work. A restaurant in the building is open during lunch hours. Many of the seats at the tables in the restaurant offered a beautiful view of part of the magnificent gardens on the grounds of the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Carter Center through the numerous large windows in the restaurant. It made for an awesome atmosphere. The museum includes a gift shop that offers various souvenirs for sale, including copies of some of President Carter's books. The staff were all friendly and helped make my visit even more enjoyable. I devoted a total of about seven hours to the museum and could have happily devoted another hour or so. I would like to have devoted a couple of hours to leisurely strolling through the grounds as well. But my time was limited. However, I did enjoy walking part of the grounds when I first arrived (shortly before 9 a.m. opening time for the museum) and admired some of them from the restaurant, as noted above. Plaques on the grounds tell some of the history of the site where the Carter Center was built. The average visitor could probably tour the museum and grounds in half the time I did or less. But there is much to see for those of us especially interested in it. A sign on the door of the museum lists its hours as 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 noon to 4:45 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens (age 60 or over). Overall, I am very impressed with the museum and its grounds, hope to visit again, and encourage persons in the area to devote some time to a visit. The price is very reasonable to tour the museum. And the magnificent grounds with their gardens can be visited free of charge. It would be a great place for a peaceful stroll, I think. Atlanta's MARTA has at least one bus route that goes right by the museum grounds.

Jeremy m

Friday, April 20, 2018
Beautiful gardens. It's really easy to walk to as well. The city trails go right to it. The museum was larger than i expected it to be. I thought it would be just a quick breeze-through and we ended up there for over two hours, and that's without really reading everything, just casually passing through. Well worth visiting.

Idu By World

Saturday, April 28, 2018
#LetsGuide. Ambiance so good to appreciate. The place is just like a library and musel. Here it talks about the life of a great man who did by far the Americans, American President Jimmy Carter. A symbol that deserves all the respect for his work. The environment contains guides that guide you explaining everything and about the local artifacts.It has a bathroom and a place for parking and yet as every place should have is the entrance accessible for disabled people.It is worth checking this imposing monument that holds great stories.

Mike Jackson

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lots of History. Allows one to better understand the former President and what he really accomplished for our country, On Saturdays the Farmers Market is one of the best in town.

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