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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.

Upcoming Events
72nd Commemorative Ceremony for FDR
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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12 PM to 1 PM
6th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Rosie The Riveter Honoring the Women of WWII
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Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder
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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
The Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)
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Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
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Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM