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Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

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Neighbourhood: Poncey-Highland
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Address: 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
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+1 404-865-7100
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09:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an...

The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an all-new,state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy Carter, from his childhood in Plains to the work he and Mrs. Carter do around the world to promote peace and health.

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If you are a history buff you will enjoy the Library and Museum.

We found the Library and Museum to be full of extremely interesting facts about President Carter and Mrs. Carter, much of which I had not known before. It is very well laid out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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South Fallsburg, New York
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South Fallsburg, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Library and Museum to be full of extremely interesting facts about President Carter and Mrs. Carter, much of which I had not known before. It is very well laid out and is full of interesting facts. The gift shop is small and like the cost to get into the Museum ($6.00/person) most of the souvenirs are reasonably... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library and museum is in a nice location with beautiful grounds. Nicely arranged exhibits, starting with a short film. Jimmy Carter was President when I was a teenager but there was so much I had forgotten! There was a lot of information on the work he has done post presidency. Worth the visit!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I grew up in Atlanta, I was not aware of the many contributions by Jimmy Carter and Roslyn. The museum is designed to tour at your own pace with videos interspersed with displays. There are benches and/or chairs so you can sit to read or listen to a video. It is not overwhelming but instead keeps your interest... More 

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Rockville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whoever planned this museum did a great job. The building is designed so that you watch a short film (about 20 minutes) at the beginning and then move through exhibits that cover President Carter's entire life (about 90 minutes), with a nice balance between the early years, the Presidency, and post-Presidency. The grounds are also well designed, in a grove... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are an American history buff you will love this museum! it has been renovated in recent years and is much larger. My favorite is probably still the replica of the oval office. Although I'm old enough to remember this part of history, I've visited several times to renew and deepen my understanding.

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SW MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy the presidential libraries and enjoyed this one. It was easy to find coming off of I 20 and was in a beautiful part of Atlanta. It is a typical presidential library, better than Clinton's and not as good as Lincoln's.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I lived through this presidency, however I was reminded of the great humanitarian achievement of President Carter. Worth the time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Interesting to see all of President Carter's painting and his collections throughout. Indicated a very intelligent man. Had a super conference there. Facility is wonderful as well as the staff.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One forgets very quickly, especially in light of recent elections, of the character and accomplishments before and after a person serves as president. Taking in the history, context and circumstances of Jimmy Carter's life (and life of others), it gave me more of a sense of identity, a positive one, given how far we have come as a nation. And... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We left with high regard for the Carters and their lifetime dedication to human rights and other worthy causes. We enjoyed the historical events interwoven with the life and presidency of Mr. Carter. The exhibits are well presented and I wish I was the type of person who could "absorb" large volumes of information, because the center is full of... More 

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