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Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site


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.



Reviews

Skylar Liston

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Monday, March 19, 2018
This was definitely worth the hour and a half drive. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about everything. We came on a school's field trip day and a staff member told us we could view the house before they headed that way, then return to the museum portion afterwards; very helpful. Everything is just as he left it when he passed and it's amazing to see everything. I definitely recommend this attraction.

Jonathan James

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Awesome place. Nice museum and the house, guests, and servants quarters are practically untouched. Truly historic! I will say if you go with a group, ask about the family pass. It's $50 but it gets 6 adults into any of Georgia's historic sites for a year where it's $12 each for 1 visit.

Gopaulz Zabodyn

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I have been interested in going here for a while. I was expecting more as I have been to the Keys White House. The resident bathroom has the original toilet paper from the day. Not sure if you call that a highlight. I was impressed with the housing for the staff and guests.

Cara Jahnke Warford

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Very educational/informative. Really puts an emphasis on FDRs humanitarian side in addition to that of him being our 32nd President. Really enjoyed the artifacts and the beautiful setting. It's easy to see why he loved it so much in Warm Springs

Scott Mahaffy

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Love the entire area. Very interesting. Park service employees are excellent at bringing sites to life. Also have to see the swimming complex & lookout picnic spots nearby.

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