Now nevermind my bad hair day... I've been tended to by a professional since ;-)
I'm seated in the oval office can't ya tell :-) There is also a 20 minute movie that unfortunately we were unable to view due to time constraints. But the gift shop is awesome!! I bought peanut plants, some books, and they gifted us with temporary tatoos.. which totally won the kids over :-)
Following the Historical site visit we drove out to the Carter's Boyhood Home. This was a great lesson in the Depression era for the kids. The site isn't staffed with tour guides though there are buttons in each room for a guided tour. Our kids had a great time working the well out front and sweeping the yard. ~ Which reminds me.. you know all those old pictures with no grass around houses? I always thought - poor folks were to poor to even have grass... just so sad. Turns out, it's a southern thing and they liked it that way!! It was typical for folks to 'sweep' their yard. They would sweep it to keep grass and weeds from growing... know why?? .... I'll give ya a minute....
On a more serious note, if your family needed to travel a greater distance to participate in the Jimmy Carter Buffet of Historical Site, Boyhood home & Habitat for Humanity Global Village; you might want to see everything in the area. Another amazing but somber attraction in the immediate area is the Andersonville Civil War prison & P.O.W. Museum. We did not add those in on this trip, because we've already visited the Andersonville site. This visit is very powerful and emotional. A curteousy at the front desk of the museum is a scavenger hunt for young kids. It helps to keep them focused and shielded from anything that might be too mature. Though really I don't recall anything too horrible in tangible form.... the only horribleness was the understanding within my adult mind of what these exhibits mean that human beings are capable of doing to one another.