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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» McCarthy Cottage 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.
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.

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.


• 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

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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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.
Fala Day - Canceled
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
This event has been canceled by STCGA. We apologize and hope we can hold the event in 2017.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Meet The Author/Book Signing - The Gatekeeper
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Author Kathryn Smith of The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, will discuss and sign copies of her book in the museum. Presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., including Smith as Missy with Dr. Hal S. Raper as FDR.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Fala: FDR's Faithful Companion
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 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.
Founder's Day: Thanksgiving in Warm Springs
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 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.
Meet The Author/Book Signing - A President in our Midst
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Author Kaye Minchew has written A President in our Midst - Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia will discuss and sign copies of her book in the museum. Book discussions will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Meet the Author: Place and Plate, Culture and Cooking in West Georgia Author Book Signing
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Author Jackie Kennedy will meet guests and discuss her book that celebrates the culture and cooking of west Georgia. She will sign copies of her book, available in the gift shop. This is a perfect gift for the cookbook collector this Christmas season.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 to Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 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.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 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.
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.
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.
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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Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830 View Details

Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site