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The Carter Center

453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 View Map

Their mission is "Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope." Since 1982, the Carter Center has partnered with Emory University to focus on a commitment to support human rights, fight human suffering and improving overall international public health. The Center also features the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum and the Carter Center gardens.

Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people.

In this way, the Center has strengthened democracies in Asia, Latin America, and Africa; helped farmers double or triple grain production in 15 African countries; mediated or worked to prevent civil and international conflicts; intervened to prevent unnecessary diseases in Latin America and Africa, including the near eradication of Guinea worm disease; and strived to diminish the stigma against mental illness. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center's work is supported by donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and countries.

TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 205 traveler reviews

Better than I expected

Our group spent 1.5 hours there, but could have done more if we had the time. The temporary exhibit (until Dec 15) on illnesses had displays on many sicknesses (many of which I had never heard of... Read Full Review

A Wonderful Place to Visit !

My wife and I both learned a lot about President Carter and his family. Both in the White House and then later being a great ambassador for the United States. I just didn't know how much they were... Read Full Review

President Carter Museum, Outstanding

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Mueseum and the Carter Center is so interesting and full of National History. Most people have no idea how the Carter's have done so much to make the entire world a... Read Full Review

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4 stars on Yelp Based on 21 traveler reviews

A well done presidential museum. I learned so much more about President Carter. He was a trail blazer against racism in Georgia and such a humanitarian. The... Read Full Review

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