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Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

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We felt so special being able to drive to his boyhood home in Plains, GA. The house reminded me of... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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The Home That Humbles

Seeing Jimmy's boyhood home is very humbling, people from every background can be a president. The... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Statesboro, Georgia
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We felt so special being able to drive to his boyhood home in Plains, GA. The house reminded me of my grandmother's home that I visited as a child. Preservation was excellent. All children need to visit older "home places" to compare to their living...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Seeing Jimmy's boyhood home is very humbling, people from every background can be a president. The home looks almost frozen in time, i wish you could walk into all the rooms. Not just some of the rooms. None of the items are the Carter's, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank allaroundemma
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I loved seeing how President Carter lived when growing up. I have been hear about 3 times in the last few years. I come visit here every time I am in the area. It provides..."food for thought" for sure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank George54171
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Every man began life as a boy and Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm gives you a clear glimpse of the boy who became the man who became president. Both humble and wealthy for the time, the home has tree-lined paths, multiple rooms decorated as if occupied...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Hawk470
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Incredibly humble beginnings for this wonderful man. A stark contrast to our excesses and consumerism of today.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julie g
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit Carter's childhood home for years. So glad I made the trip. Start at the National Park Visitor's Center. They give you a map to the home and some other stops along the way. Plus the center has a really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed July 21, 2018

To think a president of the United States started life on this small rural farm in central Georgia is really quite amazing. No silver spoon here just hard work and determination. I guess that's what makes him such a great man in mu opinion. All...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MowerMan
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. You tour at your own leisure the Carter home which is very simple.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bubba42101
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Being both a Jimmy Carter fan and a farm girl, this place really resonated with me! I love the old house, the Barnes, the trees, the garden, the windmill, the fig bush, the peach tree, etc., etc., etc.! Also, it appears that the train stops...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Yoga B
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit but you don’t have to schedule a great deal of time for it. You definitely appreciate how much the former president achieved by starting at such humble beginnings. This is good for kids too, perhaps they may walk away appreciating what they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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