A Rural Beginning

Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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Features

Park Ranger Randy Dillard demonstrates the art of making cane syrup.

Cane Syrup Day 2015

Have you ever wondered how cane syrup is made or the workings of a rural farm in Southwest Georgia in the depression?

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Join the Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Preserving a historic community, enlarging and enhancing a National Historic Site, and creating a dynamic Virtual Learning Center.

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Entrance to the Carter Presidential Center

The Carter Center

The Carter Presidential Center houses both the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the Carter Center.

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Students on field trip to Boyhood Farm

Education Program Partnership Program

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Education Program began in 1996 with the opening of the Plains High School Museum.

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Mrs. Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter Gallery

Rosalynn Carter: First Lady From Plains, Georgia, documents the life of a small-town girl from rural southwest Georgia who inspired a nation.

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Ranger Gabe Laster discusses the life cycle of the butterfly with students.

Spread Your Wings

The staff of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JCNHS) are pleased to announce our involvement with the new Spread Your Wings program.

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Ask a Ranger.

Visitor Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you have, or to inform us about issues concerning activities at the park.

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