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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.

Hidden Gem: The Mayflower
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday Morning Guided Tours
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9:30 AM - 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 9:30 AM - 11 AM

Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Art and The New Deal Post Offices
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 10 AM - 10:25 AM

A Nation With A Purpose - America United For Victory
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 10 AM - 10:30 AM

FDR: From Assistant Sec of the Navy to Polio Victim
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 10 AM - 10:20 AM

The Women in FDR's Life
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 10 AM - 10:30 AM

Fala: FDR's Faithful Companion
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 10 AM - 10:15 AM

The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 - Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM - 3 PM

Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Industries
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM - 10 AM

401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830


GPS Coordinates:

N 32.880700 | W -084.686416

Located ¼ mile south of Warm Springs on Highway 85.

(706) 655-5870
(706) 655-2311

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