Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Learn about the Carter presidency and the work of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Jimmy Carter Museum displays
Interactive display tables are popular the Jimmy Carter Museum. 📷: Kevin C. Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is filled with interactive displays and fascinating exhibits that the entire family will enjoy. Experience “A Day in the Life of the President,” step into a replica of the Oval Office or take a virtual trip with the Carters to fight disease and promote democracy around the world.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum was chosen as Institution of the Year by the Georgia Association of Museums & Galleries and as a “Best of Atlanta” in the Atlanta Magazine Hall of Fame.

Reasons to visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

  1. Special: There are only 14 presidential libraries in the country; that makes Atlanta extremely lucky.
  2. Affordable: Adult admission is $12; only $10 for seniors, military and students with an ID; and admission is free for those younger than 16. Many, if not most, events at both the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum and the adjacent Carter Center are free.
  3. The man himself: While you cannot be guaranteed that you will see President Carter while you tour the museum, it does happen sometimes. Don’t count on it happening, but when you are there, keep your eyes and ears open just in case our 39th president happens to be on the premises.
  4. Oval Office: There is a replica of the Oval Office located inside the museum. That alone is worth the price of admission.
  5. Beautiful Gardens: Take a stroll around the gardens. There are sculptures, beautiful plantings, plus amazing views of the Atlanta skyline from the pond.
Carter Center Park
Here’s a view of the winding walkway behind the Carter Center heading down to the pond. 📷: Kevin C. Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com

Insider tips

Know before you go

When is the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum open?

The operation hours are:

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 4:45 p.m.
Last admissions sales time is 4:15 p.m.
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Where is the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum located?

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is located at:

441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Ga. 30307-1498

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