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Southwest Georgia Sights

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

  • 300 N. Bond St. Map It
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 10/04/2012

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Here you can see the late-1880s railroad depot that housed Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign headquarters. Vintage phones play recordings of Carter discussing his grassroots run for the White House. A couple of miles outside town on the Old Plains Highway is the 360-acre Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, where the Carter family grew cotton, peanuts, and corn; it has been restored to its original appearance before electricity was introduced. Period furniture

fills the house, and the battery-powered radio plays Carter's reminiscences of growing up on a Depression-era farm. Plains High School, in which the Carters were educated, is now a museum and the headquarters of the historic site. Start your visit here with a short orientation film, and pick up a self-guided tour book that explains the sites.

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Sight Information

Address:

Plains High School, 300 N. Bond St., Plains, Georgia, 31780, United States

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Phone:

229-824–4104

Website: www.nps.gov/jica

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 10/04/2012

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