The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
During World War II 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed guard. Japanese-American confinement was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and supported by Congress and the Supreme Court. Authorities feared that Japanese residents were disloyal and might aid in a Japanese invasion of the United States. Japanese Americans contested these charges throughout the war and later sought formal redress. This ten panel exhibit tells the story.
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Roosevelt's Little White House
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
- Memorial Fountain
- Guest Quarters & Servants' Quarters
- Scavenger Hunts Through History
- Callaway Gardens
- Columbus, GA
- F.D. Roosevelt State Park
- Pine Mountain, GA
- Thomaston, GA
- Warm Springs, GA
- Wild Animal Safari
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.
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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.
Historic Site 706-655-5870
Gift Shop 706-655-2311
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
N 32.880700 | W -084.686416