Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home

This white wooden framed house is where Jimmy Carter lived from age four to age seventeen.
Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home


Quick Facts
402 Old Plains Highway Plains, GA
Jimmy Carter's father, Earl Carter, owned this house and farm from 1928 until 1949.
National Historic Site

Accessible Rooms, Accessible Sites, Baby Changing Station, Benches/Seating, Cellular Signal, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid Kit Available, Food/Drink - Vending Machine/Self Service, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Internet/WiFi Available, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Toilet - Flush, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible, Wheelchairs Available

Earl Carter moved his family to this house in 1928, when Jimmy was four years old. This three bedroom home served as the Carter home until 1949 when Earl Carter sold the house and the surrounding farm land. Jimmy Carter had left the home in 1941 to attend college. In 1994 the National Park Service purchased the house and seventeen acres to make up the park you see today. A multiyear restoration was started and the house and surrounding farm were returned to their 1937 appearance. In 2000 the house and surrounding farm was opened to the public as the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. 

Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Last updated: August 30, 2021