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Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

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Address: 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
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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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Really enjoyed our visit!

Museum is interesting and uplifting. Kept us interested the whole way along! Grounds are beautiful in the summer and well worth a stroll.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Museum is interesting and uplifting. Kept us interested the whole way along! Grounds are beautiful in the summer and well worth a stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I only planned 2 hours, based upon other reviews that said it wasn't that elaborate. Well, our party of three kept visiting and reading for 4 hours, because we were learning so much. I liked the set up of the exhibition, with lots of image material and letters, and some interactive things too. I felt it was balanced and exhaustive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit immensely once we figured how to get into the parking lot! Fascinating look at his presidency, the campaign leading up to it and everything they have accomplished in the follow up years as citizens of the world!

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Livermore, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Was in Atlanta and said lets see the library, well not worth the trip. The rounds are nice, park like, but the emphasis inside fair.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Interesting and educational exhibition about President and Mrs. Carter. Also interesting is being able to step into a replica of the Oval Office. A small gift shop offers a variety of reasonably priced presidential and patriotic souvenirs. Grounds invite to stroll, to sit and to relax.

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South Fallsburg, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 30 December 2016

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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