Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

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› Leashed pets are allowed on historic site trails, however, they are not allowed in buildings. Please view our Park Rules page for more information.

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.


  • Little White House
  • Memorial Museum & Film
  • Historic Pools Museum
  • Legacy Exhibit
  • Event Room (seats 20) — call site to reserve
  • 3 Picnic Areas

Things To Do & See

  • The "Unfinished Portrait"
  • Walk of Flags & Stones
  • Educational Programs
  • Tours
  • Memorial Fountain
  • Guest Quarters & Servants' Quarters
  • Scavenger Hunts Through History
  • Birding
  • Picnicking

Nearby Attractions

Guided Tours

A 90-minute guided tour is available Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Groups can make reservations 2 weeks in advance for any day during the week. $20/person.

Multi-Language Brochures

Chinese Dutch English
French German Italian
Japanese Russian Spanish

Educational Resources


Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015
Winter 2015 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2016 Spring 2017
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2017    

Games (PowerPoint)

Jeopardy Picture Reveal Who Wants to Be a Millionaire


Activity Booklet

Coloring Book Lesson Plan Word Jumble
Word Search Word Search 2 Writing Prompt



Photo Gallery


Historic Site 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission

  • Adults (18–61): $12.00
  • Seniors (62+): $10.00
  • Youth (6–17): $7.00
  • Children (under 6): $2.00

School groups are tax exempt and must present tax exempt form to admissions.

Phone Numbers

Historic Site 706-655-5870

Gift Shop 706-655-2311


401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County

GPS Coordinates​​
N 32.880700 | W -084.686416