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

Camp JC

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Summer Camps

This Summer, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will be hosting two 5 day Summer Camps for children grades 3-7.

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Enjoy national and state parks in different ways.

Find Your Park Bike Ride

Jimmy Carter and Andersonville National Historic Sites will celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with a two-day bike ride.

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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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Valentine Adam Gerbert

Arm Wrestling Exhibit- Valentine Adam Gerbert

As a young man growing up in Plains, Georgia, and an alumni of Plains High School, Mr. Gerbert developed a passion for arm wrestling.

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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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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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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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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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Get Involved....Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the success of the National Park Service.

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