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.

    Guided Tours of the Little White House
    A 2-hour guided tour is available to groups of 15 to 20 people. The 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 per person.

    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.

    • "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

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Note: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Friday, Dec 4, 2015 to Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Dec 4, 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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 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.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
WWII Veterans on hand for Meet and Greet. 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.
Val-Kill: A Virtual Tour of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Home
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 10:20 AM
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
A digital presentation featuring about the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, ground, and history.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Dime For FDR
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
A digital presentation on the founding of FDR's March of Dimes and the conquest of polio. What began with a birthday party in Warm Springs led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the end of polio.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 until Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
"The Tuskegee Airmen" explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Between 1941 and 1946, what became known as the “Tuskegee experiment” trained more than 1,000 pilots.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Women and Minorities in WWII
Friday, Feb 26, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
A digital presentation covering the time when the United States desperately sought women and minority groups who stepped up to meet the country’s needs.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 until Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
This traveling exhibit created by the Kennesaw State University Public History and German Studies Programs and the Ravensbrück Memorial Site, Remembering Ravensbrück tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
5th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Bring 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.
71st Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Hidden Gem: USMC Color Guard
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 12 PM to 2:30 PM
Every April 12, we commemorate the passing of President Roosevelt in Warm Springs. The US Marine Corps sends their Color Guard to Present The Colors before and after the Ceremony. It is a great display of patriotism and very inspiring. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
The Meriwether Inn
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
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
Springwood: A Virtual Tour of FDR's Home NY Home
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 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
Georgia's New Deal
Friday, May 27, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
A digital presentation of the accomplishments that FDR's New Deal programs completed in Georgia. From artists painting murals in Georgia's Post Offices to Resettlement projects near Warm Springs, FDR helped remedy many problems of the Great Depression.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with James Fowler as President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer.  $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Nation With A Purpose - America Rises From The Great Depression
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 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
Photographers of the Great Depression
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 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
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 created by President Roosevelt's WPA (Works Progress Administration) during the Great Depression as a means for employing artists.  $7-$12. 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  $7-$12. 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.  $7-$12 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
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 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

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