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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
Parking: Free
Online Admission
Online Museum Store

Group Tours
Call: 404-865-7114

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

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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


  • NOW OPEN!!!October 1, 2015 thru January 17, 2016... The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Lumiere and Atlanta Celebrates Photography present "The People's China:Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi." - Take a journey into the villages of China for a personal look at the people and how they live. World-renowned master photographer Zeng Yi has spent a lifetime telling the story of the common people of China through his photography. More than 50 photographs by Zeng Yi will be on display.
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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

  • Kathleen Jordan - "A Boy FROM GEORGIA" - Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    The result of this posthumous father-daughter collaboration, chronicles Hamilton Jordan's childhood in Albany, Georgia, charting his moral and intellectual development as he gradually discovers the complicated legacies of racism, religious intolerance, and southern politics, and affords his readers an intimate view of the state's wheelers and dealers. Longtime friend Jay Beck joins Kathleen Jordan to discuss the life of Hamiliton Jordan. more...

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates - "Between the World and Me" - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT-SOLD OUT!!!

    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the new book "Between the World and Me." It is a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by the author that The New York Observer calls "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States." Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story "The Case for Reparations." more...

  • Melanne Verveer & Kim Azzarelli - "Fast Forward How Women Can Achieve Power & Purpose" - Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    Fast Forward, by two women leaders with experience and access throughout corporate America and around the world, takes the next step. Through interviews with a network of over fifty trailblazing women, it shows women how to accelerate their growing economic power and combine it with purpose to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world. more...

  • Dan Jones - "The Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty" - Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum - Free and Open to the Public

    Dan Jones takes us back to 1215, the turbulent year when Magna Carta was just a peace treaty between England's King John and a group of self-interested, violent barons who were tired of his high taxes and endless foreign wars. The treaty would fall within two months of its confinement. more...

  • Leonard Pitts - "Grant Park" - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00pm - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Grounds - Free & Open to the Public

    One of the country's best wordsmiths gives a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America. Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication. more...

  • Ari Berman - "Give Us The Ballot" - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day. more...

  • Diana Nyad - "Find A Way: One Wild and Precious Life" - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT

    "Find A Way" is Diana Nyad's amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water. Tickets available at ACappella Books. more...

  • Anthony Beevor - "The Battle of the Bulge" - Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    Anthony Beevor, the prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, in this riveting new account. more...

  • CANCELLED - Grant Hayter-Menzies - "From Stray Dog to World War I Hero - The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division" - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Booksigning - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    CANCELLED EVENT!!!!!!!!! more...

  • Jane Smiley - "Golden Age: A novel (Last Hundred Years: a Family Saga)" - Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - Free and Open to the Public

    From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy - a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond. Sponsored by The Georgia Center for the Book. more...

  • Susan Hayward & Katherine Marshall - "Women, Religion and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen" - Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peacebuilders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals. more...

  • Ren & Helen Davis & Andrew Feiler - "Special Photography Event" - Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00pm-9:30pm Carter Presidential Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

    View our exhibition "The People's China: Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi from 6pm until 7pm. Then join us for a look at one of the great landscape photographers, George Alexander Grant, the first staff photographer for the National Park Service. Authors Ren and Helen Davis discuss their book on Grant, "Landscapes for the People." We'll also hear from photographer Andrew Feiler on his book of photographs of Morris Brown College. "Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color," includes 60 photographs, along with essays about this historically Black college. more...

  • Annual Holiday Concert with the Mount Zion High School Chorus" - Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:00am-12:30pm - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Lobby - Free and Open to the Public

    Kick of the holiday season at a free lunchtime concert by the Mount Zion High School Chorus. Don't miss this holiday tradition in the Carter Museum Lobby. more...

  • Jon Meacham - "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush" - Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT

    From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush's diaries and to his family, Destiny and Power paints a vivid and affecting portrait of the distinctive American life of a man from the Greatest Generation: his childhood in Connecticut, his heroic service in World War II, his entry into the Texas oil business, and his storied rise in politics from congressman to U.N. ambassador to head of the CIA to forty-first president of the United States. Ticket information coming soon. more...

  • Ryan Gravel - "Where We Want to Live" - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - Free & Open to the Public

    Atlanta's Beltline project is a 22-mile loop of old railroads based on the idea that creative design on infrastructure systems can direct private investment to accomplish public goals. Infra-culture dives into the Beltline project, which was born as a way to reinvigorate Atlanta's in town communities with appropriate new development and improved transit mobility, and takes a look at other cities that have benefitted or could benefit from a project similar to the Beltline. more...

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