Operating Hours & Seasons
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site welcomes visitors with free admission to the park daily. We suggest that you start your visit at the Plains High School which houses the park's Visitor Center and Museum. The historic site is open daily except on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Operating Hours are as follows for the different facilities in the park:
The Carter Private Residence and Compound is not open to the public.
Did You Know?
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.