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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Directions

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.

Address
401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County
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Phone
706-655-5870
706-655-2311

Handicapped Accessible The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Monday, Dec 1, 2014 until Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
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.
Support our Troops Care Package Drive for the Holidays
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
We are collecting care-package items with Operation Stars and Stripes for soldiers who don't receive packages from home. Popcorn, trail mix, peanuts, crackers and powder drink mixes in individual servings are being sought.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 11 AM to 1:30 PM
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 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.
Handicapped Accessible A Dime For FDR
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
3rd Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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...  $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 70th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.  Free Admission until Noon. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible The Meriwether Inn
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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 Traveling Exhibits in May Remember WWII and the Holocaust
Friday, May 1, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Parallel Journeys traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University tells the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible A Nation With A Purpose - America Rises From The Great Depression
Friday, May 29, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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 Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 until Friday, Aug 28, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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 Photographs of the Great Depression
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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.
Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Volunteers 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 2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Celebrate the first days of autumn vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery in our 2nd Annual Festival. 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
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 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.
Contacts
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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