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.

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 $12

    Child (under 6) $2

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

    Seniors (62+) $10

    Youth (ages 6-17) $7

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    12/09/2017 - 12/09/2017

    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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  • Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)

    Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)

    12/13/2017 - 12/13/2017

    Join us for a presentation on how the Dust Bowl was created and its impact on the nation using photographs from the Farm Service Administration photographers.

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  • Triple Nickels & Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Triple Nickels & Military Order of the Purple Heart

    02/17/2018 - 02/19/2018

    The Triple Nickels were America's first all African American parachute infantry platoon and America's first "smoke jumpers." The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Meet and greet U.S. Army Rangers who are perpetuating their legacy.

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  • 73rd Commemorative Ceremony for President Roosevelt

    73rd Commemorative Ceremony for President Roosevelt

    04/12/2018 - 04/12/2018

    Join us in honoring the life of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard, the Fort Benning Army Band and keynote speaker.

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  • Rosie The Riveter Honoring the Women of WWII

    Rosie The Riveter Honoring the Women of WWII

    06/09/2018 - 06/09/2018

    Actress/Storyteller Carol Cain will portray seven different "Rosie the Riveter's" in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. Special exhibits will also be on display. Performances at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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  • Get Outdoors Georgia - Flag Day

    Get Outdoors Georgia - Flag Day

    06/14/2018 - 06/14/2018

    This event is great for homeschoolers to learn geography, geology, and history among the Walk of States that displays 51 flags and stones from all states including the District of Columbia. Guests that visit that day will be encouraged to visit the Walk of States and take a "selfie" with the flag of their state and post on our Facebook page.

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  • Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden

    Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden

    09/15/2018 - 09/15/2018

    Bob Anzuoni of the Ft Gordon Signal Corps Museum will present a paratroopers view of the largest airdrop of soldiers in history. FDR portrayer James Fowler will speak in the theater on the conditions of the war.

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  • Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing

    Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing

    09/29/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the entrance. 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.

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  • Houses For Heroes 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride

    Houses For Heroes 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride

    10/06/2018 - 10/06/2018

    Motorcycle ride from the Little White House to Columbus to raise funds for building houses for those Military and Public Safety Veterans and their spouses who need us the most.

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  • Fala Day

    Fala Day

    10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018

    Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Activities include a parade and a variety of contests. For more information, visit www.stcga.biz. Dogs are not allowed on the historic site except during the parade.

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