The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the Carter Center are near downtown Atlanta at 441 Freedom Parkway. The library features exhibits and special events while the Carter Center is a human rights organization. There are several ways to get to these destinations on transit:


You can walk 20-25 minutes from the Inman Park MARTA station via the PATH trail to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The walk is very pleasant (though hilly), with views of historic Victorian homes and parks.

Take a blue or green line train to the Inman Park Station and keep right after exiting the fare gate, following the signs to Inman Park. At street level, turn right and walk along the parking lot to reach a sidewalk marked “The PATH.” Follow the PATH all the way to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The sidewalk winds through rolling hills, and crosses over Euclid Avenue, Lake Avenue and N. Highland Avenue. Keep right as the path splits beyond N. Highland. The top of the hill in the trees is the Carter Center and library.

You can also take your bike on MARTA if you’d rather ride.


Bus 16 is the route that goes to the Carter Center, which you can board at the Five Points station on Alabama Street or along Peachtree Center Avenue near Peachtree Center or N. Highland Avenue. Once on the bus, you can let your driver know your destination.

Note that the presidential library is located on a tree-filled hill off a parkway (if departing from downtown, the bus travels on what looks to be an interstate ramp) just before arriving at the building. For your return trip, you’ll have to wait for bus 16 on the opposite side of the Carter Center parking lot.

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