Roosevelt’s Little White House is one of Georgia’s most popular historic sites, drawing more than 100,000 visitors each year.
Searching for relief from polio, Franklin D. Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs in 1924 to swim in the springs’ naturally heated water. Enchanted with the area, he built a simple vacation cottage on the side of Pine Mountain while running for president in 1932. He spent many hours visiting neighbors and learning of their difficulties, which provided him with inspiration for his New Deal policies. While posing for a portrait in his den, FDR suffered a stroke and died on April 12, 1945, near the end of World War II. This “Unfinished Portrait” is on display exactly as the artist left it.
See FDR’s 1938 Ford convertible equipped with hand controls.
Nestled into the wooded estate is a museum that tells the story of this great world leader. Exhibits include his 1938 Ford convertible equipped with hand controls, his “Fireside Chats” playing on a radio, the Great Depression, rural electrification and much more. A short film narrated by Walter Cronkite includes historic footage of the president visiting with neighbors and swimming in pools, as well as his funeral procession.
Roosevelt’s Little White House is one of Georgia’s most popular historic sites, drawing more than 100,000 visitors each year. Guests can tour his home, guest house and servants’ quarters, and see his 1940 Willys roadster and the Secret Service sentry posts. Nearby are the historic pools that first drew FDR to the area.