Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Historic Site 706-655-5870
Gift Shop 706-655-2311

 
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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.

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Historic Site Hours:

9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Last film begins at 4 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
- Child (under 6): $2.00
School groups are tax exempt & must present tax exempt form to admissions.

Guided Tours:

A 2-hour guided tour is available Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Groups should make reservations 2 weeks in advance. $20/person.

Facilities:

• Little White House
• Memorial Museum & Film
• Historic Pools Museum
• Legacy Exhibit
• Meeting Rooms (seats 20, fee)
• Large Picnic Area
• Two Large Roadside Picnic Areas

Things to Do & See:

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

Nearby Attractions:

• Callaway Gardens & Day Butterfly Center
Columbus, Georgia
Dowdell's Knob
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
• Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
• Historic Pools & Springs Complex
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Thomaston, Georgia
• Warm Springs Village
Wild Animal Safari

Little White House Educational Resources

English & Foreign Language Brochures

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

FDR Presidential Library

The New Deal Network

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Note: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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Events
Hidden Gem: The Mayflower
Daily until Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Guests will be able to see on display a replica of the Mayflower, carved from the original ships timber, that sailed in 1620.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped AccessibleHidden Gem
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Ongoing until Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 to Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 9 AM to 5 PM
Guests are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces. These Honor Trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. Bring 3"X5" copies, not originals because they cannot be returned. Include on the back any memorial message. Ribbons will be supplied. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Industries
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 10 AM
Eleanor Roosevelt and three of her friends started Val-Kill Industries in 1927. Val-Kill was a furniture factory that made early American reproductions. This presentation will cover the history and how and why this business was founded and what became of it.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
FDR: From Assistant Sec of the Navy to Polio Victim
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentations highlighting Roosevelt's accomplishments during WWI as Asst. Sec. of the Navy through his run for Vice President and how polio nearly ended his career as "The Roaring Twenties" began.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Dime For FDR
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentation on the founding of FDR's March of Dimes and the conquest of polio. What began with a birthday party in Warm Springs led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the end of polio.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
The Meriwether Inn and it's wonderful history
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentation of photos from 1895 through 1933 when the Meriwether Inn was taken down and replaced by Georgia Hall.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Artwork from The New Deal Post Offices
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
48 works of art from 48 states make up this digital presentation of US Post Office art created by President Roosevelt's WPA (Works Progress Administration) during the Great Depression as a means for employing artists.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Birding Workshop
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
A workshop for beginning and experienced birders, ages 6-100. Enjoy a day learning about one of FDR's favorite hobbies! The day will include a Birds of Prey Show & outdoor birding activities. Our guest speaker, Terry Johnson, will be leading the workshop along with a representative from the Atlanta Audubon Society.  $15 - $30. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
The Civilian Conservation Corps and their legacy
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A presentation in the theater of the CCC, why they were needed and what they accomplished.  $7-$12 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Nation With A Purpose - America Rises From The Great Depression
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital display of photographs and short videos on how the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
77nd Commemorative Ceremony for FDR
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12 PM to 1 PM
Tribute to America's only four time elected president with a keynote speaker, USMC Color Guard and US Army band. We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and Fort Benning Army Band as well.  Free admission until 12:30 then $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Photographs From D-Day and FDR's DDay Prayer
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Listen to FDR's D-Day prayer set to photographs from the Normandy landings in 1944  $7-$12 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Rosie The Riveter Honoring the Women of WWII
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Join actress Carol Cain as she portrays Rosie the Riveter in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. Performances at 12 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Georgia's Warm Springs: A Natural Wonder (GPS SS8H9)
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
The story of Georgia's Warm Springs, one of the seven natural wonders in Georgia. Presentation will cover the history of the water from ancient times and their use by native Americans through the FDR era and beyond  $7-$12 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped AccessibleSoak It In
Women and Minorities in WWII
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentation covering the time when the United States desperately sought women and minority groups who stepped up to meet the country’s needs.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
The Women in FDR's Life
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentation of photographs of the most influential women in FDR's life including his mother, wife, secretary, cabinet member and girl friend.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
The Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A presentation on how the Dust Bowl was created and its impact on the nation using photographs from the Farm Service Administration photographers.  $7-$12 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
A Nation With A Purpose - America United For Victory
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
See a digital presentation of photographs, audio/video clips explaining America's involvement in WWII and how we mobilized for victory. GPS SS5H6  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Bob Anzuoni of the Ft Gordon Signal Corps Museum will present a paratroopers view of the largest airdrop of soldiers in history. Joni Melillo will display memorabilia from Merrill's Marauder Vincent Melillo. FDR portrayer James Fowler will speak in the theater on the conditions of the war.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Georgia's New Deal
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
A digital presentation of the accomplishments that FDR's New Deal programs completed in Georgia. From artists painting murals in Georgia's Post Offices to Resettlement projects near Warm Springs, FDR helped remedy many problems of the Great Depression.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Bring your doggies and loving memories of those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Bagpiper. Scottie contests. More information at www.stcga.biz Dogs not allowed on Historic Site except during the parade.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped AccessibleGet Outdoors Georgia
Fala: FDR's Faithful Companion
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 10 AM to 10:15 AM
A digital presentation of First Dog, Fala, who was so popular that he received thousands of letters from people and animals from across the country. He had a secretary appointed to him to answer all his fan mail. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Founder's Day: Thanksgiving in Warm Springs
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 1 PM to 1:20 PM
In 1939, FDR spoke to the nation from Georgia Hall on Thanksgiving. We are going to replay the original radio broadcast after a digital presentation on the history of Thanksgiving at Warm Springs in the theater wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Address/Directions
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Meriwether County


GPS Coordinates:

N 32.880700 | W -084.686416
Located ¼ mile south of Warm Springs on Highway 85.


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