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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.

HIDDEN GEM: Mayflower Replica
Guests will see a replica of the Mayflower, carved from the original ships timber, that sailed in 1620.

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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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.
Handicapped AccessibleHidden Gem
Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2016 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.
Springwood: A Virtual Tour of FDR's Home NY Home
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Georgia's New Deal
Friday, May 27, 2016 10 AM to 10:15 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Birding Workshop
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
A workshop for beginning birders for ages 12-100! Enjoy a day learning about one of FDR's favorite hobbies! The day will include a Birds of Prey Show, outdoor birding activities, and a personalized Guided Tour of the grounds...  Adults: $55.00 Youth (12-17): $45.00 Family: $135.00 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Meet The Author/Book Signing - A President in our Midst
Saturday, May 28, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Author Kaye Minchew has written A President in our Midst - Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia will discuss and sign copies of her book in the museum. Book discussions will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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. 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
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. Correlates to GPS SS5H5. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Photographers of the Great Depression
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 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. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Art and The New Deal Post Offices
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 10 AM to 10:25 AM
Presenter/Location: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
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. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Nation With A Purpose - America United For Victory
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 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 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
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.
Handicapped Accessible
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: 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
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.
Handicapped Accessible
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.
Handicapped Accessible
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