Southwest Georgia Sights



Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plains High School, 300 N. Bond St., Plains, GA 31780 | Map It
  • Phone: 229/824–4104
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Plains
Updated: 10-04-2012

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