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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.

News & Announcements

  • 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

  • Salman Rushdie - "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights" - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel - TICKETED EVENT

    Salman Rushdie's first novel for adults in seven years. It is a wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world - our world - that has been plunged into an age of unreason. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling tradition yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, it is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of the imagination. Presented in partnership with Emory University and ACappella Books. more...

  • Rick Bragg - "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South" - Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00pm-9:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. more...

  • David Beasley - "A Life in Red: A Story of Forbidden Love, the Great Depression, and the Communist Fight for a Black Nation in the Deep South" - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00pm - Reading/Book Signing - Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater - Free and Open to the Public

    A Life in Red reveals the true story of star-crossed lovers Herbert Newton, a black communist seeking the end of an oppressive America, and Jane Newton, the white daughter of a wealthy American Legion commander, and their part in the Depression-Era, communist fight for a black sovereign nation. 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

    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." Ticketing details coming soon. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    On the streets of Paris one day in July 1918, an American doughboy befriended a stray dog that he named Rags. No longer an unwanted street mutt, Rags became the mascot to the entire First Division of the American Expeditionary Force and a friend to the American troops who had crossed the Atlantic to fight. 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...

Photographs of Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.

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