Located on 35 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Carter Presidential Center is an intown oasis along Freedom Parkway. Atlanta is lucky to be home to one of just 13 presidential libraries in the U.S.
A permanent museum exhibit hits the highlights of Jimmy Carter’s early life and political career. You can step right into an exact replica of President Carter’s Oval Office, and view the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him for his work with Habitat for Humanity. The permanent exhibit is interactive enough to be interesting to children.
The Carter Center also hosts a few traveling or special exhibits each year, as well as talks by guest lecturers, films, and family-friendly events. Some of these events are free, and the others are low-cost. This page will list current and upcoming events at the Carter Center.
- Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
- $12.00 – Adults
- $10.00 – Seniors (60+), Military, and students with IDs
- Free – Children (16 and under).
Current & upcoming events at the Carter Presidential Center
Day of the Undead — a Halloween celebration
The Carter Presidential Museum is celebrating all the spine-chilling shows filmed in Georgia since Governor Jimmy Carter created the Georgia Film Commission.
Day of the Undead is FREE to attend. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th.
You’ll find carnival games in the lobby, movie trivia with prizes, a free photo booth, and face painting.
There will be a free talk by the executive producer of The Walking Dead, and a special effects make-up demonstration.
Join the Georgia-movie themed costume contest for a chance to win some great prizes!
While the special Day of the Undead events are free, normal prices apply for museum admission if you want to view the Georgia On My Screen exhibit.
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Exhibit: Georgia On My Screen
This special exhibit will run through the end of 2019, and is included with the price of a regular museum admission (free for ages 16 and under; $12 for adults; see additional discounts in the sections below).
This is a really good deal — pay for one adult admission and take the kids for free!
The exhibit traces the development of Georgia’s film industry, from then-Governor Carter’s creation of the first film commission, to today’s multi-billion dollar industry.
The fun part? Getting to see over 60 artifacts from movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia.
A Collider article notes these highlights of the exhibit:
A few highlights of the exhibition include:
- The Best Picture Oscar statuette won by Driving Miss Daisy
- Memorabilia from The Walking Dead, including Negan’s bat and Lucille and Daryl’s motorcycles
- An oak stake from the vampire series The Originals (the only weapon on Earth that can kill an Original vampire)
- Costumes and artifacts from Stranger Things, including Eleven’s dress and Chief Hopper’s uniform
- Vinny’s boots and Mona Lisa’s dress from the 20th Century Fox film, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
- Denzel Washington’s coaching uniform from the Disney film, Remember the Titans(2000)
Special admission discounts
The Carter Museum is part of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active military families.
Military discounts (content on the way)
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Atlanta, GA 30307