Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

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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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.

401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County



Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
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Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
Handicapped Accessible The Women in FDR's Life
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 10:15 AM to 10:45 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.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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... 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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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
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...  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
Ashley Aultman
706-655-5927  Interprertive Ranger

Betty Phillips
706-655-5870  Little White House

David Burke
706-655-5870  Interpretive Range, Roosevelt's Little White House, Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources

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