Jimmy Carter National Historical Park | CARTER FARMHOUSE

Carter Farmhouse at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

Carter Farmhouse at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm


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The main point of interest on a tour of the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm is the farmhouse itself. It is here that Jimmy lived from the age of four until he left for college (1928-1941). There was no running water at the farm until 1935 and no electricity until 1938. The farm remained in the Carter family until 1949 when Earl Carter, Jimmy’s dad, sold it and moved the family back to Plains (the farm is located three miles from downtown Plains in the rural community of Archery, Georgia).

The home has been furnished according to the time period—the furnishings did not belong to the Carters. The rooms, however, are correctly identified, and since Carter had a hand in the design of the park, I assume he would have made sure the furnishings were similar to what his family owned.

The following are photos of the interior rooms. Notice that there is no bedroom for Jimmy’s brother, Billy. Billy was born in 1937 and would have only been four years old when Jimmy went to college, so he lived in his parents’ room until Jimmy left.

Jimmy Carter's bedroom inside the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Jimmy Carter’s bedroom inside the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Family room inside the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Family room inside the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Carter Farmhouse kitchen at Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Carter Farmhouse kitchen at Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Carter Farmhouse dining room at Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Carter Farmhouse dining room at Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Breakfast room at the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Breakfast room at the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Room of Jimmy Carter's parents, Earl and Lillian, at the Carter Farmhouse

Room of Jimmy Carter’s parents, Earl and Lillian, at the Carter Farmhouse

Room of Jimmy Carter's sisters, Gloria and Ruth, at the Carter Farmhouse

Room of Jimmy Carter’s sisters, Gloria and Ruth, at the Carter Farmhouse

Carter Farmhouse bathroom with a bucket full of holes in the bottom for a shower head

Carter Farmhouse bathroom with a bucket full of holes in the bottom for a shower head

Outside of the Carter Farmhouse is the tennis court that Earl Carter built. Both he and Jimmy enjoyed the game.

Tennis court built by Earl Carter at the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Tennis court built by Earl Carter at the Carter Farmhouse, Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

SCHEDULING YOUR TIME

The Carter farmhouse is not very big and can be seen in fifteen minutes.

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Last updated on April 30, 2022
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