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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.

 

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

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.


FACILITIES:
    • 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


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Note: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Handicapped Accessible Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
Daily 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 Virtual Tour of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Springwood
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 10:15 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.
Handicapped Accessible Wheels At War
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
A fantastic display of military vehicles from WWII forward by the Ga Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc and the Dixie Division MVPA. Kellys Zeroes will display equipment used by US soldiers. President Roosevelt will meet and speak with guests on the progress of the war.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Medal of Honor Recipient Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
CSM Adkins, MOH recipient, will meet and greet guests from 11am-noon and from 1pm-2pm. This is a very rare opportunity to say thank you to one of our nations heroes.  $9-$14. 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. $50 booth fee for the weekend. 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 friend.  $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.
Address/Directions
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.

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