Operating Hours & Seasons

The Jimmy Carter National Historical Park 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 Plains High School Visitor Center and Museum Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Plains High School is temporarily closed. Updates will be posted to park website
  • The 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters- The Train Depot Museum
    9:00 am until 4:30 pm
  • The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm- where Jimmy Carter lived from the age of 4 until starting college
    10:00 am until 5:00 pm

The Carter Private Residence and Compound is not open to the public.


Last updated: January 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229) 824 - 4104 x0
The main phone system for Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. The visitor information desk is manned from 9 am until 5 pm daily except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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