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
05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016
A workshop for beginning birders for ages 12-100! Enjoy a day learning about one of FDR's favorite hobbies! The day will include a Birds of Prey Show, outdoor birding activities, and a personalized guided tour of the grounds. Our guest speaker, Terry Johnson, will be leading the workshop along with a representative from the Atlanta Audubon Society.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.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