Presidential Pathways / Warm Springs

Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830

706-655-5870
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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.

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 $10.00

    Child (under 6) $1.00

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

    Seniors (62+) $8.00

    Youth (ages 6-17) $6.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing - Your State Parks Day

    Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, so bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it.

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  • FDR's Little White House Fall Craft Festival

    FDR's Little White House Fall Craft Festival

    10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014

    Celebrate the first days of autumn with us. We are inviting vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery. This is our first festival and we want to provide a unique opportunity for vendors enhancing our visitor experience at Roosevelt's Little White House. No Vendor Fee.

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  • Fala Day - A Special Event

    Fala Day - A Special Event

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Sponsored by the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta for its members and guests, the club will honor Fala where he walked. This year will mark the 30th Annual event paying tribute to the most famous of all presidential dogs.

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  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

    FDR portrayer, James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into the Second World War. Performances will be shown at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.

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