President Carter was quite the fixture here in Atlanta, so it’s only fitting that the city has an entire museum devoted to him. Yes, this is a museum in function. It contains the Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize, a replica of the Oval Office, a copy of the Resolute desk, 27 million pages of documents; 500,000 photos, and 40,000 objects, along with films, videos, and audiotapes – covering everything from the presidency to the lives of the Carter Family.
The National Archives and Records Administration manage it. Arranged beautifully according to a timeline, the exhibit is best visited once you have a clear idea of what you’re here for, because you’ll never get through all the documents! There’s even a Grammy!
Jimmy Carter Library And Museum Travel Tips
- Generally, an ideal time to visit this place is in the afternoon by 3:00 pm where there is not much crowd and you can explore out the history far much better.
- Varies as per the season.
- When you plan to visit this place, make sure you maintain silence as the library is a place where lot of readers come here to enjoy their reading time.
- It has more than 27 million book.
How to Reach Jimmy Carter Library And Museum
- Freedom Parkway
- No specific eateries available at the location, however, you can certainly wander around the street.
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19.84% of people who visit Atlanta include Jimmy Carter Library And Museum in their plan
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55.56% of people start their Jimmy Carter Library And Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jimmy Carter Library And Museum
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Jimmy Carter Library And Museum Reviews & Ratings
This is my first visit to a presidential library, I spent 2 hours and feel like I could spend longer. It's a very quiet, respectful and peaceful vibe. It's raining so I'm enjoying the views of the walkways and paths without actually going outside. I'd recommend coming here, it's affordable and interesting.
Like many others that posted here, I was blown away by how incredible this place was. Sure, Jimmy Carter may not have been a very effective President, but he and his wife are two of the most decent humans to ever live, and especially two of the most charitable and genuine people to have been in the White House. Carter was by far most effective in his post presidency work, which is remarkable. The museum is full of awesome features, even for kids, including a very cool replica of the Oval Office. The gardens are spectacular, just topping off such a well done site. If you’re in Atlanta, you will not regret stopping here for a couple of hours!!
The peaceful tranquility and humility of Georgia is captured in the Poncey-Highland area of Atlanta.. and never more is that present than on the grounds of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Just the majestic grounds in and of themselves are worth a trip from anywhere.. and unmatched as far as I'm concerned... Having once been a resident of this fine state I'm old enough to remember James Earl Carter as one of our more decent and generous presidents. A kind heart and compassion man, whose acts of kindness can only be compared to High Members of Clergy. If not for the hostage crisis one can only wonder how history would have turned... regardless this is a solid and trustworthy Testament to a fine Administration and a truly incredible humanitarian. Not only is the multi-screen rendition of "A day in the life of a president" a sense reeling ride ..but narrations by Martin Sheen don't hurt either and definitely add to the flavor and context of this incredible Legacy Monument. The recreation of the Oval Office with narration by the president himself is definitely an achievement and worth the ride. Also artifacts from dignitary and defense had to the texture of this structure. Almost HALF of this museum is filled with post presidential achievements and that must be acknowledge. Its like he never left office and forgot to stop caring. This a timeline of challenges as well as commitments two peace. It educates. It entertains. You cannot take away from this individual his long-range depth for caring. Single-handedly the man himself as well as his wife have shed light on mental illness, infectious disease and voter fraud. They truly have done more around the world than any couple in my lifetime. I would compare both of them to the Roosevelts. Come to the museum and find out yourself.
Beautiful landscaping, wonderful area. Went on a Saturday so the farmers market was there. Picked up some fresh fruit on my way out. The lobby is large and spacious. Will be coming back soon to watch Georgia on my Screen!!
Wonderful few hours checking out the library and beautiful grounds, honoring the achievements of the extraordinary Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. Interesting films and displays highlight their work. Definitely worth the visit, if you are in the area!