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 revolves around farming, church, and school, which had a large influence in molding the character and shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

Rosalynn Carter at a lectern
Remembering First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States, was a devoted supporter of the park that bears her husband's name.

An interpretive sign stands in front of a white wooden building, on either side stand animal pens.
Plan Your Visit

Start here for park hours, driving directions, and a park map.

Official White House portrait of Jimmy Carter.
History & Culture

Learn about the history of Jimmy Carter and Plains, Georgia.

Plains High School
Plains High School Visitor Center

Get information, explore exhibits, watch the park film, visit the bookstore, and more.

Chicken standing on wood with trees in background.
Boyhood Home & Farm

Visitors can witness firsthand the timeless charm of farm life and the enduring connection to Jimmy Carter's roots.

Interior of train depot.
Plains Train Depot

Self-guided museum, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the life and political career of Jimmy Carter.

School children listening to the park ranger at the Boyhood Farm
Education Programs

There are several options for bringing students to visit the park. We can assist you in arranging guided day programs or a self-guided tour.

Junior Ranger certificate.
Be A Junior Ranger

Complete junior ranger activities on your visit to the park or at home.

Last updated: November 25, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229) 824 - 4104
The visitor information desk is staffed from 9 am until 5 pm daily, except for New Year's Day (January 1), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (December 25).

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