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Atlanta Sights

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

  • 441 Freedom Pkwy. Map It
  • Virginia-Highland

Updated 10/22/2014

Fodor's Review

This complex occupies the site where Union General William T. Sherman orchestrated the Battle of Atlanta (1864). The museum and archives detail the political career of former president Jimmy Carter. The adjacent Carter Center, which is not open to the public, focuses on conflict resolution and human-rights issues. Outside, the Japanese-style garden is a serene spot to unwind. Both Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter maintain offices here.

Sight Information

Address:

441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta, Georgia, 30307, United States

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Phone:

404-865–7100

Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–4:45, Sun. noon–4:45

Updated 10/22/2014

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Apr 1, 2009

Presidential library in a lovely setting

This is Jimmy Carter's presidential library and museum, set in a very attractive hilltop area with a view of Atlanta's skyline. The outside consists of a lovely and extensive garden space. Inside are exhibits about Carter's presidential term and accomplishments (as well as his election campaign and pre-presidential career), gifts from foreign dignitaries, and a room replicating the Oval Office when he was there. A bit of a bus ride away from the MARTA

stop, but worth finding.

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Sep 13, 2005

Much more than a Presidential Library

Absolutely beautiful location in downtown Atlanta. The Japanese garden is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. The museum is a nice tribute to President Carter following his life from his youth in Plains GA to his military career & his presidential years then his years following his presidency. I was most impressed with the amount of humanitarian work the Carter Center and the Carters have done around the world. The Carter Center is so much more

than a collection of memoirs of a past president. It is an ongoing tribute to helping those people in need. This is President's Carter's greatest legacy, that of a great Humanitarian.

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