The Jimmy Carter Library celebrates the life and work of the 39th President of the United States of America. President Carter served from 1977 to 1981. He is a native-born Georgian who served two terms as state senator and one term as the Governor of Georgia before taking the post of President. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is a collection of all of Carter’s papers and other documents that relate to his administration and presidency. The Jimmy Carter Library also houses the Carter Center, an NPO dedicated to human rights. You can take Jimmy Carter library tours to see the president’s Nobel Peace Prize, a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, and a copy of the Resolute Desk.
The replica of the Resolute Desk is one of the highlights of the Jimmy Carter Library tours. This is a stately and ornate desk that was originally given to President Rutherford B. Hayes by Queen Victoria in 1880. The original did not become a permanent fixture in the Oval Office until the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Since then, it has resided in the Oval Office and has served as the desk for every president since. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum allows native Georgians and visitors to the state to see the immense life’s work of this great man. When you take guided Jimmy Carter Library tours, you will gain an insider’s perspective on the 39th president’s administration and agenda.
The Jimmy Carter Library is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4:45 p.m. There is free parking available on the premises and it is a modest fee to get in. If there are any Atlanta history lovers in your crew, a trip to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will be well worth a couple hours of your time. This library is almost akin to a museum, and just one of the many great museums in Atlanta worth adding to your list of things to do.