Southwest Georgia Travel Guide

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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

  • 300 N. Bond St. Map It
  • Plains
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/08/2017

Fodor's Review

Three different historic sites highlight the life and work of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. You can visit the late-1880s railroad depot that once housed his 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, where the Carters attended school, 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.

Sight Information


Plains High School Visitor Center and Museum, 300 N. Bond St., Plains, Georgia, 31780, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 11/08/2017


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