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

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Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
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2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival
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401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830

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.

(706) 655-5870
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