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

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014

    WWII Veterans will be on hand for a Meet and Greet. FDR portrayer will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances will be available at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Archivist Josh Headlee will display vintage WWII uniforms. A special display from the US Signal Corps Museum will feature Pearl Harbor communications gear.

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  • 69th Commemorative Ceremony for our President

    69th Commemorative Ceremony for our President

    04/12/2015 - 04/12/2015

    Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM - Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA - We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and a guest speaker.

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  • Traveling Exhibits in May Remember WWII and the Holocaust

    Traveling Exhibits in May Remember WWII and the Holocaust

    05/01/2015 - 06/01/2015

    Parallel Journeys traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University tells the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust.

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  • Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II

    Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II

    06/01/2015 - 08/28/2015

    Rosie the Riveter is the iconic symbol of women's involvement in World War II. She is one part of a larger story about the ways women contributed to and were affected by war. World War II changed the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life in the United States, especially for women. Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II explores this important story in its complexity and honors women in World War II.

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  • Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing

    Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Volunteers are needed 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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  • 2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival

    2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival

    10/03/2015 - 10/03/2015

    Celebrate the first day of autumn with vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery in our 2nd Annual Festival. Call or email for application and guidelines.

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