Presidential Pathways / Warm Springs

Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

401 Little White House Rd.
Warm Springs, GA 31830

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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


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing

    Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing

    09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    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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  • Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder

    Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder

    10/04/2017 - 10/04/2017

    Join us for a story of Georgia's Warm Springs, one of the seven natural wonders in Georgia. This presentation will cover the history of the water from ancient times and their use by native Americans through the FDR era and beyond.


    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Octobert 4, 2017
    11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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  • Fala Day

    Fala Day

    10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017

    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. More information at Dogs are not allowed on Historic Site except during the parade.

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  • 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 - 02/17/2018

    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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