This historic train depot lies in downtown Plains, Georgia, an area known to be the birthplace and lifelong residence of Jimmy Carter. The depot has been standing at this site since 1888. It’s main purpose was initially for passengers and the transportation of agricultural harvests.
In 1975, Jimmy Carter took over this small depot as his campaign headquarters for the presidency of the United States. This establishment saw one of the first surges of major interest in the Plains area and tourists began searching to visit the city that Carter came from.
While Carter’s campaign was managed mostly by local friends and family, his national attention grew quickly. Today you can explore the train depot to explore the years of memorabilia from Carter’s campaign. Visitors even have to option to listen to the tale of his rise to presidency.
The museum is free to visit and is open to guests from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for major holidays.
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