Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Historic Site 706-655-5870
Gift Shop 706-655-2311

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» McCarthy Cottage Notice:
› The McCarthy Cottage, which burned during 2011, is not part of Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site or F.D. Roosevelt State Park. It is nearby, at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. You may have seen this historic home in the HBO special "Warm Springs," and we are all saddened to lose such a historic structure.
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 88-degree, 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 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, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs. Selected as a "Readers Choice" site in Georgia Magazine four years in a row.

Historic Site Hours:

9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Last film begins at 4 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $12.00
- Seniors (62+): $10.00
- Youth (6–17): $7.00
- Child (under 6): $2.00
School groups are tax exempt & must present tax exempt form to admissions.

Guided Tours:

A 2-hour guided tour is available to groups of 15–20 people. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. $20/person.


• Little White House
• Memorial Museum & Film
• Historic Pools Museum
• Legacy Exhibit
• Meeting Rooms (seats 20, fee)
• Large Picnic Area
• Two Large Roadside Picnic Areas

Things to Do & See:

• The "Unfinished Portrait"
• Walk of Flags & Stones
• Memorial Fountain
• Guest Quarters & Servants' Quarters
• Scavenger Hunts Through History

Nearby Attractions:

• Callaway Gardens & Day Butterfly Center
Columbus, Georgia
Dowdell's Knob
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
• Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
• Historic Pools & Springs Complex
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
• Warm Springs Village
Wild Animal Safari

Little White House Educational Resources

English & Foreign Language Brochures

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

FDR Presidential Library

The National Archives Southeast Region, Atlanta

The New Deal Network

Note: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Hidden Gem: The Mayflower
Daily until Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Guests will be able to see on display a replica of the Mayflower, carved from the original ships timber, that sailed in 1620.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped AccessibleHidden Gem
Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Celebrate the weekend with a guided tour of Roosevelt's Little White House. The 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site begin at 9:30 a.m. Reservations required and must be made by Friday 4:45 pm the day before.  $20. 706-655-5870.
Art and The New Deal Post Offices
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 10 AM to 10:25 AM
48 works of art from 48 states make up this digital presentation of US Post Office art created by President Roosevelt's WPA (Works Progress Administration) during the Great Depression as a means for employing artists. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Nation With A Purpose - America United For Victory
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 10 AM to 10:30 AM
See a digital presentation of photographs, audio/video clips explaining America's involvement in WWII and how we mobilized for victory. GPS SS5H6 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
FDR: From Assistant Sec of the Navy to Polio Victim
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
A digital presentations highlighting Roosevelt's accomplishments during WWI as Asst. Sec. of the Navy through his run for Vice President and how polio nearly ended his career as "The Roaring Twenties" began. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
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, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. 706-655-5870.
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The Women in FDR's Life
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 10 AM to 10:30 AM
A digital presentation of photographs of the most influential women in FDR's life including his mother, wife, secretary, cabinet member and girl friends. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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. Find out how your scottie can be in a murder mystery book or become the official mascot for Little White House.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Fala: FDR's Faithful Companion
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
A digital presentation of First Dog, Fala, who was so popular that he received thousands of letters from people and animals from across the country. He had a secretary appointed to him to answer all his fan mail. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 to Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Guests are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces. These Honor Trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. Bring 3"X5" copies, not originals because they cannot be returned. Include on the back any memorial message. Ribbons will be supplied. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
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 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Industries
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 10 AM
Eleanor Roosevelt and three of her friends started Val-Kill Industries in 1927. Val-Kill was a furniture factory that made early American reproductions. This presentation will cover the history and how and why this business was founded and what became of it.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County

GPS Coordinates:

N 32.880700 | W -084.686416
Located ¼ mile south of Warm Springs on Highway 85.

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Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830 View Details

Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site