One of Georgia’s claims to fame is being home to former President Jimmy Carter. His presidential library is located near the Little Five Points neighborhood in Atlanta and is a popular stop for school groups. The over 60,000 square foot spaces includes archives and a museum of items relating to the president’s life, as well as a research library.
Included in the museum are photographs from Carter’s childhood in Plains, the uniform he wore to his wedding to Rosalynn, a replica of the Oval office and even his Nobel Peace Prize, which he was awarded in 2002 for his decades of service towards international diplomacy and peace. The museum and library also hold regular events, book signings, and readings, where you may even get the chance to meet the former president.
If You Go
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is located at 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:45 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and students with IDs and free for children under 16.
Free parking is available at the museum. If you’re taking MARTA, catch a train to the Five Points station before transferring to a “16 Noble” bus to the Library.