Presidential Pathways / Warm Springs

Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

401 Little White House Rd.
Warm Springs, GA 31830

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the warm, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR's presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs (such as the Rural Electrification Administration) based upon his experiences in this small town.

While posing for a portrait on April 12, 1945, FDR suffered a stroke and died a short while later. Today, the unfinished portrait is featured in a new museum that showcases many exhibits, including FDR's 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing over a 1930s radio, his stagecoach and a theater. Visitors can tour FDR's home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it.

A two-hour guided tour will be offered to groups of 15 to 20 people.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $10

    Child (under 6) $1

    Group rates available for 20 or more with advance notice. please call 706-655-5870.

    Seniors (62+) $8

    Youth (ages 6-17) $6

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Birding Workshop

    Birding Workshop

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    A workshop for beginning birders for ages 12-100! Enjoy a day learning about one of FDR's favorite hobbies! The day will include a Birds of Prey Show, outdoor birding activities, and a personalized guided tour of the grounds. Our guest speaker, Terry Johnson, will be leading the workshop along with a representative from the Atlanta Audubon Society.

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  • Rosie The Riveter

    Rosie The Riveter

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with James Fowler as President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer.

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  • Presidential Libraries and Museums

    Presidential Libraries and Museums

    06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016

    The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today.

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  • Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter

    Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter

    07/16/2016 - 07/16/2016

    Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter" in a special one performance show in our theater. Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. Carol portrays seven different "Rosies" in this one woman show.

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  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016

    FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances will be held at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. View the US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.

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