Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site
Warm Springs, GA 31830
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
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
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
02/09/2016 - 03/15/2016
Although required to train and fight in segregated units, the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be some of the most skilled aviators during the war. The undeniable courage and skill of these brave pilots contributed to the desegregation of the United States Armed Forces in 1948. This exhibit offers a look into the historical challenges and triumphs of these unsung American heroes. "We dared not fail." - Lt. Col. Charles "A-Train" Dryden.
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 read more
Honoring America's First African American Paratroopers: The Triple Nickles
02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016
The Triple Nickles, America's first all African American parachute infantry platoon, served in more airborne units during both war and peacetime than any other parachute group in history. Former Rangers will share the legacy of the 555th with guests in the museum. James Fowler as FDR will speak to guests regarding African Americans in service.read more
Val-Kill: A Virtual Tour of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Home
02/20/2016 - 02/20/2016
Join us for a digital presentation about the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, ground, and history.read more
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
03/15/2016 - 04/14/2016
This panel-based exhibition focuses on the history of the camp, from its beginning in 1939 to its liberation in 1945, and highlights the stories of individual women - women who suffered in and survived the camp but also of female guards who willingly implemented the Nazi Final Solution. The visually rich panels feature historic photographs, maps, and artwork created by the prisoners, a testament to the women's spirit of survival.
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 - Thursday, Apr 14, 2016<...
71st Commemorative Ceremony for our President
04/12/2016 - 04/12/2016
Join us for a memorial tribute to honor our nation's 32nd President, Friend and Neighbor - Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Pay tribute to FDR on the anniversary of his death, April 12, 1945. This event includes the U.S. Marine Color Guard, and a guest speaker. Please note: We cannot accommodate school groups during this event. Little White House.read more
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. Kellys Zeroes will display WWII artifacts and a special WWII uniform exhibit by Josh Headlee, Senior Preservation Technician with the state of Georgia.
Rosie The Riveter program times: 12, 1 and 2 p.m. FDR speaking at 11 a.m.read more
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.read more
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.read more