Basic Information

Weather in Southwest Georgia can change in the blink of an eye during the summer months. Thunderstorms and high temperatures can make it unpleasant for visitors. Check the local forecast and dress appropriately.

Entrance Fees:

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is fee free. - $0.00

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site consists of three locations: Plains High School Visitor Center, Plains Depot, and The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. All locations are fee free.

Plains High School Visitor Center and Museum

President and Mrs. Carter each studied and graduated from Plains High School. President Carter in 1941 as Salutatorian of his class, and Mrs. Carter graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1944. Access to Plains High School for the mobility impaired is by the ramp accessed from the back parking lot. Hearing impaired and vision impaired individuals may ask for assistance at the front desk.


Traveling within the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is comprised of three (3) different park run areas within the town of Plains, Georgia. The sites are Plains High School, the Depot and the Boyhood Farm. The high school and depot are within the city limits of Plains and are within walking distance of each other. The Boyhood Farm is located outside the city limits in the community of Archery. about 2.5 miles away.

Be Prepared

The town of Plains may be small, but a major US Highway (280) runs through Plains. Caution must be used when walking and driving in order to reduce accidents. You may enjoy walking around town in order to get a closer view of the buildings and scenery, but please observe all traffic and park regulations.

Last updated: March 9, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229)824-4104 x0

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