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

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

Park Planning

1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters of Jimmy Carter.
The Depot served as the Presidential Campaign Headquarters for Jimmy Carter during the 1976 presidential campaign.

The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses, to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park, such as the General Management Plan.

Foundation Document (2014)
The Foundation Document for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and Preservation District provides basic guidance for decision-making and management of this unit of the National Park System. In its totality, this document presents a shared understanding of the purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and Preservation District. It also documents the desired conditions for the park, providing the broadest level of direction for management of the park based on laws and policies that guide the National Park Service.

Foundation Document [4.5 MB PDF File]

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.