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

  • Geocache Time Travel Mega-Event

    Geocache Time Travel Mega-Event

    10/13/2016 - 10/13/2016

    Geocachers will be given three sets of coordinates to locate, photograph and place on our Facebook page. One name will be drawn at the end of the day and winner will receive a t-shirt from out gift shop. Travel back in time to 1945, 1932, and 1949. Have fun and good luck caching.

    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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  • Fala Day

    Fala Day

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Bring your doggies and loving memories of those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. See Bagpiper. Scottie contests. More information at www.stcga.biz.

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  • Meet The Author/Book Signing - The Gatekeeper

    Meet The Author/Book Signing - The Gatekeeper

    10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Author Kathryn Smith of The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, will discuss and sign copies of her book in the museum. Presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., including Smith as Missy with Dr. Hal S. Raper as FDR.

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  • Diverse Power: Place and Plate, Culture and Cooking in West Georgia Author Book Signing

    Diverse Power: Place and Plate, Culture and Cooking in West Georgia Author Book Signing

    11/26/2016 - 11/26/2016

    Author Jackie Kennedy will meet guests and discuss her book that celebrates the culture and cooking of West Georgia. She will sign copies of her book, available in the gift shop. This is a perfect gift for the cookbook collector this Christmas season.

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  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance

    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.

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