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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"
    • 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 Traveling Exhibit: The Tragedy of War
Daily until Friday, Aug 1, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University revisiting Japanese American Internment that took place during World War II. Panels show how 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the West Coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced without due process into camps to live under armed guard.  $7-1$12. 706-655-5870.
Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 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. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible FDR's Little White House Fall Craft Festival
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Celebrate the first days of autumn with us. We are inviting vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery. This is our first festival and we want to provide a unique opportunity for vendors enhancing our visitor experience at Roosevelt's Little White House. No Vendor Fee. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Fala Day - A Special Event
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSponsored By the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta for it's members and guests, the club will honor Fala where he walked. This year will mark the 30th Annual event paying tribute to the most famous of all presidential dogs.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 11 AM to 1:30 PM
FDR portrayer will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into the Second World War. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.  $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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Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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