Little White House

Little White House, Warm Springs: Hours, Address, Little White House Reviews: 4.5/5

Little White House
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt built his "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1932 while serving as governor of New York.
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journalmytrips
Georgia616 contributions
Mar 2020
It had been some years since we had visited this historic site and so when we were in the area we thought another visit would be of interest. This is a popular site for school field trips though that may now be suspended. You first go to the visitor center to pay your admission and then to see a video and then the museum. The car that FDR drove with hand controls is on display there.
You then walk a path to visit the servant quarters and the guest house before enter the Little White House. A ranger there will take you on a tour. Afterward, a path takes you to another building where the unfinished portrait is on display.
It seems to me that at one time that portrait was located in the house. Your last stop is what else...a gift shop.
Written March 19, 2020
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NorthernPeachPitt
Beaufort, SC58 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Visiting the Little White House, museum and the nearby therapeutic pools for those suffering from polio was a dream come true!!

The Little White House has been kept as it was on the day when FDR passed. The docents said the Secret Service locked the residence after FDR died & everything from the paper towels to the toilet paper was cataloged when it was opened back up.

Nearby are the therapeutic pools for polio victims. The pools are drained but they are in good condition for being so old. A small museum explaining polio, its treatments and ultimately Jonas Salk’s groundbreaking sugar cube vaccine is located prior to entering the pool area.

This place is a national treasure and I’m so thankful it has been preserved in such detail.

Thank you to all who made this experience possible, especially the knowledgeable Georgia Park Rangers.
Written June 21, 2021
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ellencompton69
Athens, GA24 contributions
Nov 2020
It was just a Little House but full of history but it was cool to learned about the life of our 32nd President of the United State. The house location and setting was quiet and serene. It's a good historic attraction to visit or swing by for a quick stop when you're already in the area. We came from Wild Animal Safari and we made it to Warm Spring from Pine Mountain at 4:30 just before it closes at 5pm. Pine Mountain and Warm Spring is 17mins, around 25miles or so.
Written November 17, 2020
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Johnnie P
Fort Benning, GA7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
2nd visit for my wife and I. Everything this was great on our visit, social distancing is enforced and they meter groups going in so there isnt too many people in the park at one time. Masks are not enforced in the park so if someone doesnt want to wear a mask they dont have to which I do not mind. What I do mind is when we were trying to exit there was a large family of 8 or so in the last exhibit which didnt have masks and were coughing so I figured lets just skip this one and exit. We were told there was one exit and that we needed exit through the exhibit that the family was in and coughing in. I asked the staff if we could exit the way we came in as to not walk my wife, baby and two children through that room, headed that way and I was told by staff that I had to turn back around and exit through the last exhibit and gift shop regardless of what the reason was. We ended up exiting passing that room and passed the family in the gift shop. So I hope everything works out and all is well with my family in the near future. Wouldnt recommend for this reason hopefully they implement some type of new policy or allow alternate exits for instances like this instead of forcing families through their gift shop in hopes of them buying something.
Written December 31, 2020
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hhmomnancy
Stuart, FL49 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
I came to Pine Mountain to hike and I’m so glad I added a visit to FDR’s Little White House to my trip. I spent almost 3 hours there learning so much about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The museum includes a theater where you’ll watch a movie that highlights FDR’s character and accomplishments. You’ll also see the car with hand controls that FDR designed himself and listen to one of his fireside chats over the radio. Bonnie was the guide I had the privilege of talking with in the Little White House. She shared so much about FDR’s home, why he came to Warm Springs and what he did for others suffering from polio. You’ll see the unfinished portrait of FDR that was being painted in the living room when he had a stroke and the bedroom where he later passed away. Definitely recommend spending time here. You’ll leave with an appreciation for the President he was and for of his and Eleanor’s uplifting and positive contributions to this country.
Written November 17, 2020
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sptravelers5
Washington, D.C.355 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The State of Georgia has done a fine job in preserving and documenting FDR’s life at Warm Springs. A visitor will come understand how his battle with polio and his contact with fellow polio victims helped to make him into the compassionate champion for social justice he became. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours here. Unfortunately, the pool area where FDR underwent his therapy was closed for renovations, but it will soon be reopened.
Written February 5, 2020
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Margaretann218
Keysville, VA22 contributions
Sep 2021
The museum here is very interesting and informative. I had always wanted to visit FDR's home here, but I was surprised that it is so small. The guides in the museum offered better answers to questions than the one in the home. She was unable to answer basic questions about FDR's children -- even whether any was still living. A nice little gift shop is available with many books.
Written September 27, 2021
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Carol
3 contributions
Sep 2020
Do not visit Warm Springs without visiting The Little White House. Great history lesson and the condition of this museum is pristine and well kept. The displays and artifacts really take you back in time as if you were there.
Written September 8, 2020
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Jun 2020
This place has improved a lot since I visited as a child. The museum now is able to display more of its collection. When we were there the numbers of visitors were limited, and we really got the honor to interact with the workers. They would ask our kids about various artifacts, and even learned things about the house I had never read or been told before.
Written August 8, 2020
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Karen R
Baltimore, MD395 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The FDR Era has fascinated me since I was a elementary school student, so seeing another FDR sight was the highlight of my recent trip to Georgia.

The highlight of this highlight was the knowledgeable docent who offered so much information and perspective to what we seeing. Since I'm a nerd who has read a lot about FDR, some of my questions involved some obscure event or quote. My docent did not miss a beat and was genuinely and enthuiastically up to having a spirited discussion.
Written February 20, 2020
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