Alerts & Conditions


As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. 

Access to Jimmy Carter National Historical Park is as follows:

Open: Plains High School, Plains Depot, and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

Closed: There are no parts of the park closed at this time.

Places Masks are Required: When COVID-19 community transmission levels are low or medium in Sumter County, Georgia, according to the CDC website, then face coverings will not be required to be worn in Federally administered areas of the park.

When COVID-19 community transmission levels are high in Sumter County, Georgia, according to the CDC website, then a face covering must be worn indoors and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations at

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Last updated: July 20, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229) 824 - 4104
The visitor information desk is manned 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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