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) $2
Group rates available for 20 or more with advance notice. please call 706-655-5870.
Seniors (62+) $10
Youth (ages 6-17) $7
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
Rosie The Riveter Honoring the Women of WWII
06/10/2017 - 07/15/2017
Actress/Storyteller Carol Cain will portray 7 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. Watch living history with "Rosie" Liz Minton! Performances at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2017read more
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder
06/21/2017 - 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, 2017read more
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced
08/23/2017 - 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.read more
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
09/16/2017 - 09/16/2017
Bob Anzuoni of the Ft Gordon Signal Corps Museum will present a paratroopers view of the largest airdrop of soldiers in history. Joni Melillo will display memorabilia from Merrill's Marauder Vincent Melillo. FDR portrayer James Fowler will speak in the theater on the conditions of the war.read more
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.read more
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.read more