Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Historic Site 706-655-5870
Gift Shop 706-655-2311

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.

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.


   Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site Business Plan

9AM-4:45PM daily. Last film begins at 4PM.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:
- $12.00 Adults
- $10.00 Seniors (62+)
- $7.00 Youth (6-17)
- $2.00 Child (under 6)
    • Group rates available for 20 or more with advance notice. School groups are tax exempt and must present tax exempt form to admissions.
    • Primary buildings are wheelchair accessible.
    • Secondary buildings have entry steps. All walkways are hard surfaced.

Programs and Events:
Dates and times are subject to change. Please call to verify.
    • Guided Tours of the Little White House
    A 2 hour guided tour will be offered to groups of 15 to 20 people. The guided tour will include the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Museum, walk of the states, and the Little White House. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance. $20.00 per person. 706-655-5870.
    • "Scavenger Hunts Through History" are available for both children and adults.

    • Little White House
    • FDR Memorial Museum & Video
    • Historic Pools Museum
    • Memorial Fountain
    • Walk of Flags and Stones
    • Guest Quarters and Servants' Quarters
    • Legacy Exhibit with The "Unfinished Portrait"
    • Meeting Rooms (seats 20, fee)
    • Large Picnic Area (onsite)
    • Two Large Roadside Picnic Areas
    • Bus Parking

Related Links:


Note: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
View by date
4th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunBring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set in the Little White House grounds. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m.  $9 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 70th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible The Meriwether Inn
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
A digital presentation of photos from 1895 through 1933 when the Meriwether Inn was taken down and replaced by Georgia Hall.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Traveling Exhibits in May Remember WWII and the Holocaust
Friday, May 1, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Parallel Journeys traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University tells the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible A Nation With A Purpose - America Rises From The Great Depression
Friday, May 29, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
A digital display of photographs and short videos on how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans. Corrolates to GPS SS5H5  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 until Friday, Aug 28, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University that honors women in WWII. Rosie the Riveter was the iconic symbol of women's involvement in the war. She is only part of a larger story of how women contributed to the war effort.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Rosie The Riveter and D-Day Remembrance
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Join actress Carol Cain as she portrays Rosie the Riveter in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Eleanor's Val-Kill Industries
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 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. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Photographs of the Great Depression
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Photographers were hired to document the plight of the people during the Great Depression. This digital presentation shows some of the iconic works of photographers like Dorethea Lange, Walker Evans and Gordon Parks.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Virtual Tour of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Springwood
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Ranger Ashley Aultman will be doing a presentation about the childhood home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, grounds, and history. The presentation will be held in the Memorial Museum.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. 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. Come for an hour or make a day of it. Volunteers will receive free admission/  $7-12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Celebrate the first days of autumn with us. We are seeking vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery in our 2nd Annual Festival. $25 booth fee per day. Call or email for application and guidlines. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible The Women in FDR's Life
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 10:15 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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible A Nation With A Purpose - America Pulls Together For Victory
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 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  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 until Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
WWII Veterans on hand for Meet and Greet. FDR portrayer 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. WWII Uniforms on display by Ga DNR Archivist. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.880700 | W -084.686416

Located 1/4 mile south of Warm Springs on Ga. Hwy. 85 Alt.-U.S. Hwy. 27 Alt.

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

Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks