The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is at 441 Freedom Parkway closest to the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. In addition to the research library, check out the presidential artifacts/exhibits, special events and gardens. See below for transit directions and commute tips.
Bus 816 travels to the Carter library and museum from downtown Atlanta and Lenox Square Mall (although the commute is much longer from the mall). Although you can board the bus outside the Five Points station, it is a better experience to wait for the bus next to the Peachtree Center complex along Peachtree Center Avenue or use the bus stop near the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Park Place next to Woodruff Park.
Tell the driver your destination if you aren’t sure which stop, or use Google Maps to get stop information and estimated time on the bus. The MARTA on the Go app also provides schedules and real-time map of the bus location.
Note that when departing from downtown to the museum, the bus travels on what looks to be an interstate ramp just before arriving at the building, which is a good time to signal for the bus to stop. For your return trip, you’ll have to wait for bus 16 on the opposite side of the Carter Center parking lot.
Train + Walking Directions
RIDER ALERT: The north side of the Inman Park MARTA station is closed until March 2019, so the following walking directions do not apply until the spring. Uber, Lyft or MARTA bus 816 are the best options in the meantime.
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is a pleasant (although hilly) 20-25 minutes walk from the Inman Park MARTA station, which is great to pair with a visit to the Inman Park Village.
- Follow the signs pointing to Inman Park to exit the MARTA station
- At street level, turn right and walk to the edge of the parking lot to reach a sidewalk marked “The PATH” (next to the fence)
- Follow the PATH all to library/museum. The sidewalk winds through rolling hills, and crosses over three streets: Euclid Avenue, Lake Avenue and N. Highland Avenue.
- After crossing N. Highland, keep right when the path splits. The museum is on top of the hill behind the trees.
Tip: Use Google Maps for additional help with walking directions.
The PATH Stone Mountain Trail, which connects downtown Atlanta to neighborhoods including Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park and Decatur, travels next to the library as well as the nearby BeltLine Eastside Trail. If on the BeltLine, exit near the skate park at Elizabeth Street. Keep left at the split to go up the hill near the King of Pops window.
Last updated January 2019