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“Interesting Bit of History -- Altered a Bit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little White House

Little White House
401 Little White House Road, US Alternate 27 & I-85 West, Warm Springs, GA 31380
706 855 5870
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: President Franklin D. Roosevelt built his "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1932 while serving as governor of New York.
Dothan, Alabama
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146 reviews 146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Interesting Bit of History -- Altered a Bit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

They have glossed over FDR's affair that he was having with his mistress (Lucy Page Mercer Rutherfurd) who was present when he died.

I wish they would remain true to what actually happened and not soften history but it is what it is.

If you are interested in FDR and his legacy, you ought to go see this place.

Visited November 2012
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Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“FDR's Little White House / Warm Springs Pool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Crowds were non-existent in late October; leaves were turning. Having already visited his home in Hyde Park, NY and his memorial in DC, this was a very meaningful day for us. We lunched at the quaint Bon Vivant restaurant in PIne Mountain, GA, drove thru FDR State Park, toured the LWH with its accompanying museum and grounds, and walked thru the rebuilt Warm Springs Pool area which was a short way down the road. Here we learned more about FDR's purchase and overhaul of the property so he could invite many polio victims to enjoy the warm waters just as he did. We learned that he was a farmer and promoted forest restoration on his property. It was well worth the drive from our timeshare unit west of Atlanta.

Visited October 2012
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Lynn Haven, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Museum addicts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We are museum addicts and have visited museums all over. This was our second time here and we were very pleased with the addition of a museum vice just a tour of the house. The museum was well laid out in a timeline that was easy to follow. Allow a couple of hours if you like to read the display descriptions. Walk to the house is a bit strenous if one is handicapped but electric wheelchairs are available for the short traverse.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
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“Fill up on FDR facts and trivia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

OK, I am not one of those die hard history buffs who gets off on old scrolls and musty displays. I like displays and exhibits that put things in context and humanize the subject. Which is why I found this attraction so interesting. Starting with a timeline delineating FDRs life and achievements in the broader context of world events, to his personal effects and the very place where he took his last breath. A wonderful compilation of artifacts and photos that reveal his spectacular public image and at times, pathetic private life. Don't forget to check out his collection of walking sticks!

Visited November 2012
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Macon, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Little and white...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you're a big fan of FDR, you'll probably like this. Very well kept and there is a lot of history to wander through. The plexiglass case for the toilet paper made me laugh a little....

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