Exploring Plains,Georgia

Plains, Georgia offers a unique opportunity to explore three historic sites to learn how a small, agricultural community impacted the life of the 39th President and First Lady of the United States of America. Historic Plains offers an opportunity to visit the  Jimmy Carter National Historic Site which includes Plains High School, the 1888 Train Depot (1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters), and the Boyhood Farm.


No fees are charged for visiting the park.


No food or drinks are sold at the historic site. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and a drink. There are two picnic areas in Plains with tables and restrooms. Reese City Park is located beside the Depot Museum and Plains High School Museum has picnic tables. Local restaurants will cater lunches if you are interested call: Buffalo Cafe at 229-824-4520, The Cafeteria  at 229-824-5458. Groups need to make lunch reservations at least one week in advance.

Restrooms and Water

Rest room facilities and water fountains are located at Plains High School Museum, the Boyhood Farm, Plains Visitors Center, and Reese Park by the Depot Museum.


A bookstore is located at the Plains High School Museum. Souvenirs may also be purchased downtown as well as ice cream, drinks, peanuts, and peanut candies.

Scheduling a Field Trip

It is recommended you make your request early in the school year in order to reserve a date. To schedule a field trip, please call 229-824-4104 or use the link located at www.nps.gov/jica .