Friday Shooters: Carter Center grounds and Museum

We will meet at 9 am at the Circle of Flags which is just up the hill from the museum entrance.

The Carter Center Presidential grounds are open to the public from 6 am to 9 pm April - October so feel free to come earlier if you'd like.  

The Gardens at the Carter Presidential Center are located in a wooded, 35-acre park and include formal gardens, a cherry orchard, and waterfalls tucked between two small lakes. Visitors can stroll through the Rose Garden, which is home to 40 varieties — including the coral Rosalynn Carter rose — or view the serene Japanese garden, designed by Master Gardener Kinsaku Nakane. 

Here is a link to more information and a map:  

http://www.cartercenter.org/documents/nondatabase/revised%20garden%20brochure.pdf

Cost:  The grounds are free to the public and parking is also free.  Follow the signs on Freedom Parkway to the Carter Center museum and you'll see plenty of parking there. 

If you choose to visit the museum, the cost is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors.  

You may take photos in the museum but there is no flash nor tripods allowed inside.  

There is a public restroom inside the museum building that can be accessed without having to pay the entrance fee.

Lunch:  There is a cafe in the museum building that opens at 11:30 am and can be accessed without having to pay the museum fee.  The cafe has outdoor seating by a pond.  There are also picnic tables on the grounds if you'd like to pack a lunch.  

See you there!


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  • Connie V.

    This was a great event. I loved shooting here, plus learned a lot about Jimmy Carter that I didn't know!

    June 2, 2014

  • FERNIE E. B.

    It was quite an extraordinary experience and exciting moment.

    June 1, 2014

  • Debby Y.

    That was a fun outing. It was nice to see everyone and I look forward to the next event.

    May 31, 2014

  • Mary M.

    great place and great photographers to be with

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Alice H.

    Good to see new and familiar faces. Pleased that so many people came.

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • L M.

    The Carter Center was a great photo shoot today. The weather was not too hot or terribly cold. This was a very enjoyable Friday Shooters. It was wonderful meeting new people and had a great time with the regulars.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Gregory B.

    I thought my sinus infection would be over but unfortunately it is still hanging on. I will miss today's meetup.

    May 30, 2014

    • Crista

      Hope you're feeling better soon!

      May 30, 2014

  • Crista

    What a great turnout today! So glad to see new and familiar faces! Nice overcast weather and I hope everyone enjoyed their time.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • John Scott R.

    I had a great time and got a lot of great shots. I met many really warm and friendly people.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Eileen

    Lots of good things to see and shoot.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Dayle G.

    Great outing, especially nice to meet and speak with other members of the group.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Jerry R.

    Great bunch of people and it didn't rain!

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Ronald R.

    Lots of regulars there and met a lot of new folks as well. Of course, all were very nice.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Calvin H.

    This was an excellent outing! There were plenty of stimulating photographic opportunities at the Carter Center and good fellowship with the other attendees.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Joey P.

    Met up with old friends, made some new friends. The overcast weather was perfect for shooting the flora and fauna.
    The new exhibit, Kongo Across the Water was fascinating as was the replica of President Carter's Oval Office.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Hubert Y.

    Great meetup, loved the location and enjoyed meeting other photographers. Keep up the good work!!!

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Dana S.

    Great event

    May 30, 2014

  • Carolyn M.

    I thought I was going to be able to make this, but have another conflicting commitment. I will go to Carter Center at another time and post images to the album. Will miss everyone...hope to connect soon.

    May 29, 2014

  • Kathy

    I will also come later.

    May 24, 2014

  • Sharon E.

    I will try to make it by 10

    April 25, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I am going to try and make it at 9 but might not get there till 10 am

    April 22, 2014

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