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441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia
Tel: 404-865-7100
Fax: 404-865-7102

Museum Admission
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+), Military, and Students with IDs: $6
16 and under: free
Last Admissions Sales Time is 4:15pm
Parking: Free
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Online Museum Store

Group Tours
Call: 404-865-7114

Museum Hours
M - Sat: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Sun: 12 noon - 4:45pm
Last Admissions Sales Time is 4:15pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Research Library Hours
M - F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.

If you would like to contact the President and Mrs. Carter or the Carter Center staff, please click this link for more information: http://www.cartercenter.org/about/contact.html

News & Announcements


  • EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN!! "The Continual Struggle: The American Freedom Movement and the Seeds of Social Change"/artwork by Brian Washington/May 14, 2016 - July 31, 2016 - "The Continual Struggle" depicts the pain, sacrifice and emotion of those who fought for freedom during the civil rights movement. This selection of 23 works by artist Brian Washington offers a stark glimpse of those tumultuous times. President Bill Clinton calls it "a powerful and moving vision of America's struggle for equal rights."
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  • NEW CURRICULUM!!! - The President's Travels - The President's Travels is NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: 19 Units, covering grades 2 - 12, all GPS-correlated, based on primary sources from our holdings, and covering a breadth of content areas: Geography, U. S. History, Civics, Energy & Environment, Human Rights, U. S. Foreign Policy, Science & Health, Current Events, the Middle-East, Segregation & Civil Rights, even Character Education

  • FIELD TRIP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!!!! - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum and the Coca-Cola Foundation have generously established funding for the Carter Library to provide transportation funds for Georgia schools to use when bringing students to our newly-renovated museum for educational activities.

  • CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Atlanta and Copenhill - An Article written by James A. Yancey, Jr., Former Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library are located on prime property that has been the scene of several historically significant events during Atlanta's relatively brief history.

Exhibits & Events

  • Paul Brandus - "Under This Roof" - Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    History leaps off the page in this "riveting", "fast-moving" and "highly entertaining" book on the presidency and White House in "Under This Roof". Reporting from the West Wing briefing room since 2008, Brandus weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time - and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself. more...

  • Free Screening - "Every Last Child" - Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00pm - Film Screening - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    "Every Last Child" shows the steps taken in Pakistan to eliminate polio infection from the country. Polio, which had almost been eradicated from the world, showed resurgence in Pakistan after the Taliban banned polio vaccinations. A Documentary by Tom Roberts. more...

  • Sebastian Junger - "Tribe" - Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel- TICKETED EVENT

    Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of "War" and "The Perfect Storm", takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today's returning veterans face in modern society. Tickets available at www.acappellabooks.com. more...

  • Saru Jayaraman - "Forked" - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    From James Beard Leadership Award winner Saru Jayaraman, Forked is an enlightening examination of what we don't talk about when we talk about restaurants: Is the line cook working through a case of stomach flu because he doesn't get paid sick days? Is the busser not being promoted because he speaks with an accent? Is the server tolerating sexual harassment because tips are her only income? more...

  • Mike King - "A Spirit of Charity" - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    Most Americans have historically viewed the nation's great public hospitals as refuges of last resort for poor and uninsured people. But these iconic institutions have also served as a safety valve for the nation's highly profitable medical industrial complex. They are a key to understanding the evolution of America's $3 trillion health care system - not just for the poor, but the affluent as well. more...

  • Joe Beck - "My Father and Atticus Finch" - Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    As a child, Joe Beck heard about his father's legacy: Foster Beck had once been a respected trial lawyer who defied the unspoken code of 1930s Alabama by defending a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck has become intrigued by the similarities between his father's story and the one at the heart of Harper Lee's iconic novel. more...

  • Marta McDowell - "All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America" - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    All the Presidents' Gardens tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, this rich and compelling narrative reveals how the story of the garden is also the story of America. Readers learn about Lincoln's goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree house, and much more. more...

  • Mark Landler - "Alter Egos :Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power" - Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    The Carter Presidential Library and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta present New York Times reporter Mark Landler for a discussion of his book. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. more...

  • Byron Motley - "Embracing Cuba" - Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum - Free & Open to the Public

    "Anyone who has the pleasure of perusing the arresting pages in this right-on-time photograph album will see the source of our enthusiasm. View and enjoy these sensitive photos, and bon voyage." Booklist. more...

  • Colson Whitehead - "The Underground Railroad" - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - Free & Open to the Public

    Pulitzer Prize finalist Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling author, a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.His novel tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Things do not go as planned. more...

  • Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents" - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    Worst. President. Ever. flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining!- account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse. more...

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