Archery features President Carter’s boyhood home. The Sam Shortline train stops just steps from his old front porch, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the farm before the SAM Shortline returns to Cordele.
President Carter’s boyhood home and farm is within walking distance of the train on Archery Explorer excursion dates. The tour is self-guided. There are no restaurants or shopping in Archery.
- The Jimmy Carter National Preservation District
- Upcoming Archery Explorer Train Runs
- Route Map – Travel East to Plains, Georgia
The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm Museum – Open All Year 10am-5pm
Jimmy Carter lived here from the age of four until he departed for college. The farm is restored to its appearance in 1937 before electricity was installed. The 360-acre farm was owned by Earl Carter, Jimmy’s father, from 1928 until the late 1940s. The National Park Service now maintains 17 acres which includes the boyhood home and commissary. Other facilities are restored and reconstructed such as the barn, buggy shed, pump house, tennis court, tenant houses, and blacksmith shop.