“the library of America's 39th president”
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter's papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family's life. The library also hosts special exhibits, such as Carter's Nobel Peace Prize and a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, including a copy of the Resolute Desk. The Carter Library and Museum includes some parts that are owned and administered by the federal government, and some that are privately owned and operated. The library and museum are run by the National Archives and Records Administration and are part of the Presidential Library system of the federal government. Privately-owned areas house Carter's offices and the offices of the Carter Center, a non-profit human rights agency.
The museum and library themselves are... very okay. If you were around for the Carter administration, they might be a little bit more interesting, and they are very well put-together, but I have no memory of the Iranian hostage situation or the gas crisis of the 70s, etc. Plus, they spend a lot of time on Carter's current endeavors, like trying to create clean water supplies in the third world, which is good and there are some informative movies in the museum about it. The grounds are gorgeous, though.
Interesting presidential museum with lots of presidential gifts on display as well as Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize. Was a little disappointed that the cafe is only open for a few hours each weekday and closed on weekends.
Peaceful and informative. You can even see Jimmy Carter's Grammy!
My least favorite of the Presidential libraries I've visited. Needs some major updating and renovating.
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Carter Presidential Library & Museum
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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