Roosevelts Little White House Warm Springs
Where is it at?
Roosevelts Little White House
401 Little White House Rd
Where are we going today?
Hands up who loves history? Us too! That's why we REALLY love visiting actual historic places, because you actually get to experience it first hand!
When you visit Roosevelt's Little White House in Georgia, you will really be immersed in history, and what you are learning about will have actually happened on the very spot you are standing! It doesn't get much better than that!
The house was actually build by Franklin D Roosevelt himself in 1932, whilst he was the governor of New York. This was one year before he....any guesses.....became president! Yep! (In 1933!)
There is so much to explore in this historic home. Did you know that Roosevelt was posing for a portrait in 1945, when he suffered a stroke and died shortly after? Well, that "unfinished portrait" can actually be found in the museum that showcases lots of other exibits.
You can see FDR's 1938 Ford convertible that he actually drove, as well as his Fireside Chats playing over his 1930's radio.
Did you know that he even had a stagecoach and a theater? Well, you can see those too!
The home has been carefully preserved just as he left it, as well as the servants and guest quarters.
Don't miss the fun events that can be enjoyed throughout the year, and ask about the Scavenger Hunts Through History too. There are also temporary exhibits that can give you that little bit more history if you just can't get enough!
The hidden gem of it all - there is actually a replica of the Mayflower that set sail in 1620, carved from original wood from that very ship! Amazing!
History is all around you at Roosevelt's Little White House. History has never been so much fun!
How much does it cost?
- Children$2 (Under 6) $7 (Ages 6 to 17)
When can we go?
9am - 4:45pm daily.
Closed Thanksgiving, New Years and Christmas Days
They offer group rates with their 2 hour guided tour for groups of 15 to 20 people. Give them a call if you want to discuss bringing the students!.
There is a large onsite picnic area for you to enjoy any homemade lunch you want to bring!.
Any Top Tips?
They have fun events, like Easter Egg Hunts, and events covering photography and history so keep an eye on the diary .
Doing our bit
They have preserved history, and the house, perfectly. They are dedicated to the life and memory of an incredible man, part of US history forever!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about accessibility of any structures or areas of the park.
The McCarthy Cottage burned in 2011, and isn't part of the historic site or state park. .
What people are saying?
by Ch Brown
We've taken one grandson who has lived with us, a dozen times or more, he loves it and learns something new every trip; in fact, his 5th grade project was about FDR. We also take all grandsons every year for a few weeks to historical and future tech sites. We took them last summer to LWH, all six loved the adventure so much, they voted for a second day. Kudos to knowledgeable and kind-hearted staff. New presentations (the photos) were of special interest to all of us. Thank you, LWH staff.
by David Nelson
My fiancé and I visited the Little White House on our way home from Atlanta last month. The staff was very friendly, and the collections of items belonging to and relating to FDR were incredible. We loved how everything had signs explaining the significance and history. It was raining the day we visited but we will definitely be returning. You HAVE to visit the warm springs pools, the staff there is very knowledgeable of the area and the history of the pools. She suggested we visit Dowdle's Knob which is a MUST SEE if you're in the area. My fiancé...Read More
by Rick Gary
Awesome. Such tasteful simplicity.
by Jeffrey Lyons
This a great experience. Very educational.
by Joey Peacock
Great place to visit, especially if you're a historian. Lots of FDR stuff related to his time/events at/around Warm Springs.
by David Nelson
My fiancé and I visited the Little White House on our way home from Atlanta last month. The staff was very friendly, and the collections of items belonging to and relating to FDR were incredible. We loved how everything had signs explaining the significance and history. It was raining the day we visited but we will definitely be returning. You HAVE to visit the warm springs pools, the staff there is very knowledgeable of the area and the history of the pools. She suggested we visit Dowdle's Knob which is a MUST SEE if you're in the area. My fiancé is no fan of history and even she had a great time learning about the era.