President Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Photos and Visitor Information

Folks interested in presidential history, or those planning a visit to Atlanta, may be curious to see Jimmy Carter Library and Museum photos.

This historic institution allows tourists to learn more than they ever wanted to know about the 39th president.

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Presidential libraries can be fascinating and insightful places for tourists to visit. When I visited, I made it my goal to capture as many interesting pics as possible.

Keep scrolling to see photos from Jimmy Carter’s presidential library, including a special section where I focus on the most quirky and unusual items on display.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum Photos

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This a cool thing to see: The actual Bible that Jimmy placed his hand on when he was sworn in as president. This was a gift from his mother, received in 1964.

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Here are a couple items that are just freaking awesome: a Nobel Peace Prize and a Grammy Award!

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Jimmy won the Nobel in 2002 for his work with the Carter Center, which has supported numerous humanitarian causes around the globe.

And that Grammy? That was for the audio recording of his book Our Endangered Values.

One room featured an exhibit detailing the 1976 presidential campaign, state by state. You can spend a good amount of time walking around and exploring this room.

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This case featured a number of items from Carter’s Navy service, including his 1947 U.S. Naval Academy class ring, the valve handle from his submarine, and a letter confirming his Navy appointment.

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The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum revealed just how tirelessly this fellow has worked to make the world a better place.

I dare say no ex-president has done as much to help the world since leaving office as Jimmy Carter.

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He may have lost his re-election bid in 1980 due to a slumping economy and a charismatic opponent, but everyone, including his political foes, agrees that Jimmy Carter is a great man.

The Most Quirky Sights at the Carter Presidential Library

Now here are some photos of some of the more offbeat exhibits at the Carter Library and Museum.

1 Jimmy Carter’s infant high chair

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There’s no logical reason why a high chair would need to be a part of a presidential library and museum, but I genuinely appreciate this piece of family history, used by Jimmy and all his siblings as a baby.

It’s amazing that his family kept the high chair for so many decades!

2 The prehistoric word processor

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were innovators. They wrote their memoirs in the early 1980s on a Lanier word processor like this one. Look at that futuristic piece of technology! I want one.

3 The airplane interior

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This little section of the library is designed to look like the inside of an airplane, and it even features real airline seats. How strange.

But I sure took advantage of the opportunity to sit down and watch a video of Carter’s achievements around the world. It was my first time ever in first class!

I think the global nature of the documentary is the reason for the airline motif. Fasten your safety belts and turn off all electronic devices, everyone!

4 The lasagna lunch in the cafeteria

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This was honestly one of my favorite parts about the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library – the meal.

Jimmy didn’t want some big corporate-sponsored cafeteria, so instead he hired local caterers to prepare homemade southern meals everyday.

This was freshly made lasagna with veggies, a peanut butter cookie and sweet tea. So so good!

5 Random President Carter memorabilia

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A collection of JC schwag: a frisbee, some tshirts, a Carter yo-yo, even a “Peanuts to President” board game.

I especially like the hand-held fan with the slogan “I’m a Carter fan.” How cute. 1970s humor was awesome, wasn’t it?

6 The presidential button

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You’d never see a button like this nowadays. When it comes to political campaign signs and promotional materials, everything has to be red, white and blue (with an occasional yellow accent).

Jimmy boldly went green with these buttons that feature a goofy grin for his headshot.

7 Oval Office re-creation

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This is cool – they re-create the Oval Office of the White House as it looked during Carter’s tenure.

I’d sure be comfortable working in this setting. I feel inadequate sitting in my little office right now.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library Logistics: Hours, Ticket Cost

If you’re interested in visiting, check out the official site for the library of the 39th president.

As of this writing, adult tickets to the library cost $12. Seniors, students, and military pay $10, while kids under 16 are free.

The library is open from 9:30 to 4:30 from Monday through Saturday. You must arrive by 3:30 pm for the last admission.

For dining, the cafeteria’s hours are 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on weekdays only.

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Visitors may bring in sealed water bottles. There are wheelchair ramps and elevators inside the facility.

This was my second visit to a presidential library, following the Bill Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.

If you’re really into quirky attractions, consider also making the drive to Athens, Georgia, to see the weird Tree That Owns Itself.

What’s your favorite of the President Jimmy Carter Library and Museum photos?