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
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015
WWII Veterans will be on hand for Meet and Greet. 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. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.read more
Virtual Tour of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelts Val-Kill
12/05/2015 - 02/20/2016
Interpreter Ashley Aultman will be doing a presentation about the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, ground and history. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum.read more
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
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
03/15/2016 - 04/14/2016
The 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 read more
70th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
04/12/2016 - 04/12/2016
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. Free admission after 12 p.m.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 President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer. Kellys Zeroes will display WWII artifacts. A Bob Hope re-enactor will meet and greet guiests.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. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum.read more