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.

   Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site Business Plan


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



Handicapped Accessible Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Sponsored 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.
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
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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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. WWII Uniforms on displayby Ga DNR Archivist. 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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