Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

 
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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

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


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


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Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

 


Phone
706-655-5870
706-655-2311

Hidden Gem: The Mayflower
Daily until Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
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Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Bob Anzuoni of the Ft Gordon Signal Corps Museum will present a paratroopers view of the largest airdrop of soldiers in history. Joni Melillo will display memorabilia from Merrill's Marauder Vincent Melillo. FDR portrayer James Fowler will speak in the theater on the conditions of the war.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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FDR: From Assistant Sec of the Navy to Polio Victim
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
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Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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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Geocache Time Travel Mega-Event GC64EZ3
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 9 AM to 4:45 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Geocachers will be given 3 sets of coordinates to locate, photograph and place on our Facebook page. One name will be drawn at the end of the day and winner will receive a t-shirt from out gift shop. Travel back in time to 1945, 1932, and 1949. Have fun and good luck caching.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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The Women in FDR's Life
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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...  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Meet The Author/Book Signing - The Gatekeeper
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Author Kathryn Smith of The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, will discuss and sign copies of her book in the museum. Presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., including Smith as Missy with Dr. Hal S. Raper as FDR.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Fala: FDR's Faithful Companion
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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
Diverse Power: Place and Plate, Culture and Cooking in West Georgia Author Book Signing
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Author Jackie Kennedy will meet guests and discuss her book that celebrates the culture and cooking of west Georgia. She will sign copies of her book, available in the gift shop. This is a perfect gift for the cookbook collector this Christmas season.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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... 706-655-5870.
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
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