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Contact Info
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia
30307-1498
Tel: 404-865-7100
Fax: 404-865-7102

Museum Admission
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+), Military, and Students with IDs: $6
16 and under: free
Parking: Free
Online Admission
Online Museum Store


Group/School Tour Info
Call: 404-865-7123
Adult Tours
Call: 404-865-7129

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


Research Library Hours
M - F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND ALL FEDERAL HOLIDAYS

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Related Links
National Archives and Records Administration
The Carter Center
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
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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.


News & Announcements

  • NHD Research Roundup UPDATE - Our NHD Research Roundup, which was scheduled for Saturday, October 25, has been CANCELLED due to a low number of reservations.
    [ E-MAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ]

  • GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD'S 116th ARMY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014 AT 1:00pm - CARTER MUSEUM LOBBY - Free and Open to the Public - Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band performs a free holiday concert. Join us for this special holiday event. No reservations are needed.
    [ Events ]

  • NEW DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE!!!!! - 42,454 newly released documents (168,926 pages) from the Carter Admin. are now available at the Carter Library via the Remote Archives Capture (RAC) program. The topics center largely on foreign policy during Carter's Admin., 1977-1981. These documents can be electronically searched and accessed in the Library's research room on standalone computers.

  • 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
    [ THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVELS ]

  • 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.
    [ Field Trip Sponsorship Program ]

  • 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.
    [ The Civil War ]

Exhibits & Events

  • Nan Marshall - "What would George Do: Advice from our Founding Father" - Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    Nan Marshall takes a refreshing look at our everyday world and gives some helpful tips using George Washington's words of wisdom. As voters prepare to go to the polls for the November elections, Marshall provides a much-needed guide to civility. Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society, joins Marshall for this conversation. more...

     
  • Ritu Sharma - "Teach A Woman to Fish" - Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    As the old axiom goes: "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that keep them in poverty. more...

     
  • Historical Marker Dedication: "The March to the Sea". - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00am - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Grounds - Free and Open to the Public

    The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker commemorating Sherman's March to the Sea. The March started from the Augusta Hurt plantation, on what is now The Carter Center campus. Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, will speak. The event will take place outside near the school picnic area, just south-southeast of the museum entrance. more...

     
  • Rick Bragg - "Jerry Lee Lewis" - Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bard of the American South will be serving up one of the consummate and most colorful of Southern stories - a firsthand account of the singularly scandalous life of one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. With JERRY LEE LEWIS: His Own Story, Bragg has tracked down the man himself and for the first time shares Lewis's often outrageous story as no one else ever could - straight from the legend's mouth. more...

     
  • Sherman's March to the Sea Committee - "Re-enactment - Friday & Saturday, November 14th - 15th, 2014 - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Grounds - Free & Open to the Public

    The 150th Anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea Committee, will re-enact the Army of United States encampment on the Hurt House plantation and the beginning of Sherman's March. On the 14th re-enactors will camp on the grounds near the picnic area, pursue a living history, academic presentations, military drill, etc. On the 15th around 2:00pm the re-enactors will break camp and begin the March to the Sea. more...

     
  • Nuruddin Farah - "Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel" - Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing- Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    A new departure in theme and setting for "the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years" (The New York Review of Books). Hiding in Plain Sight, is a profound exploration of the tensions between freedom and obligation and the ways gender and sexual preference define us. more...

     
  • Tom Chaffin - "Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary" - Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm - Lecture/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    In the first major narrative account of a transformational episode in the life of this extraordinary American, Tom Chaffin chronicles Fredrick Douglass' 1845-47 lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. Drawn from hundreds of letters, diaries, and other primary-source documents - many heretofore unpublished - this far-reaching tale includes vivid portraits of personages who shaped Douglass and his world, including the Irish nationalists Daniel O'Connell and John Mitchel, British prime minister Robert Peel, abolitionist John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. more...

     
  • Christina Stevens - "Love: The Saint and the Seeker" - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    "God will write through you." Those were almost the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to acclaimed filmmaker Christina Stevens ~ urging her to share her story with the world. Told through the lens of Christina's colorful youth, her mind-expanding adventure may prod you to recognize your own life's calling. more...

     
  • Hugh Howard - "Houses of Civil War America" - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    This is a revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates--through these landmark homes--the nation we were and the nation we became. more...

     
  • Robbin Shipp & Nick Chiles - "Justice While Black" - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America - and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets - and as dollar signs. more...

     
  • Sandy Althomsons - "Inside a Refugee Crisis: My Time in South Sudan" - Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00pm - Reading/Booksigning - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    Join epidemiologist Sandy Althomsons as she shares her book "Inside a Refugee Crisis: My Time in South Sudan". She tells stories of frustrations and joys from her timein South Sudan with Doctors Without Borders. more...

     
  • Mary Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts - "Holiday Concert" - Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:30am - Carter Presidential Museum Lobby - Free & Open to the Public

    This concert is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Get the holiday season off to an exciting start with a free holiday concert from the students of the new Mary Ellen Stilwell School of Fine Arts. The choir will be filling the air with traditional holiday songs and have you clapping and dancing. This is a holiday concert you won't want to miss. more...

     
  • Annual Holiday Concert with the Mt. Zion Choir - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:30am - Carter Presidential Museum Lobby - Free & Open to the Public

    The Mt Zion Fine Arts Magnet School Chorus returns to the Carter Library for their annual Holiday Concert. This group of students puts on a show that will blow you away. It has become a highlight for kicking off the holiday season. more...

     
  • ACappella Books - "25th Anniversary Celebration" - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00pm - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    Help us as we celebrate ACappella Books twenty-fifth anniversary. There will be authors and other surprises. . more...

     
  • Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band Holiday Concert - Saturday, December 13, 2013 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Carter Presidential Museum Lobby - Free & Open to the Public

    Georgia National Guard's 116th Army Band performs a free holiday concert at 1:00pm in the Jimmy carter Presidential Library lobby on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 pm. Join us for this special holiday event. No reservations are needed. more...

     
  • Julian Zelizer - "THE FIERCE URGENCY of NOW: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society" - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    A professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, gives a majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media. more...

     
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