• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Visitor Center- Plains High School

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

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  • Archery Ethno History Study

    Historic Marker for Archery, Georgia

    The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is partnering with Dr. Antoinette Jackson of the University of South Florida on an ethno-history project on Archery, Georgia. Read more

  • Camp JC

    Next Generation of Park Rangers

    The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site held a summer camp to encourage local underserved youth to learn more about the natural and cultural resources at the park and also educate them about the purpose and mission of the National Park Service. Read more

  • Cane Syrup Day

    Making cane syrup.

    Each year Jimmy Carter National Historic Site demonstrates how sugarcane syrup is made at Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Farm. Read more

  • Celebrating President and Mrs. Carter and Their Contribution to the National Park Ser

    Hubbard Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

    On December 2, 2013, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, celebrated the anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). President Jimmy Carter signed the act (ANILCA) to protect over 100 million acres of federal lands in Alaska, doubling the size of the national park and refuge system and tripling the amount of land designated as wilderness. Read more

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Digital Footprint

    President Carter speaks to a group of visitors.

    The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site uses digital media in many different aspects that provides the park with the ability to reach more than a local or statewide audience. Read more

Did You Know?

Dura Apartments Unit 9-A

Jimmy Carter returned to Plains, Georgia, in 1953 following his father's death to manage the family's agribusiness. That year he earned less than $200. His limited income qualified him to move into an apartment in the town's housing project for low income families.