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

  • Fala Day

    Fala Day

    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 will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into the Second World War. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. WWII Uniforms on display. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.

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