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Little White House, Warm Springs

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Before he shaped domestic and world politics, Franklin D. Roosevelt built Little White House, a six-room Colonial Revival structure made of native Georgia pine. Roosevelt's private retreat for many years, as well as the site of his death, the house remains just as it was the day that he died. Part of a historic district, the house offers guided tours and displays Roosevelt's famous unfinished portrait (for which he was posing when he suffered a fatal stroke on April 12, 1945). You can view customized equipment Roosevelt used here, including his 1938 Ford convertible, which the handicapped president drove using specialized hand controls. By using our Warm Springs travel route planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Little White House and other attractions in Warm Springs.
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  • Beautiful place which starts with an informative museum, then leads outside to lovely, peaceful, surroundings before heading into the small, sweet house itself. As non-Americans it gave us a real insi...  more »
  • We did a day trip to Warm Springs to see the little White House. There is a museum with lots of artifacts video clips, time line and a movie. They have the original car FDR had modified for him to dri...  more »
  • Fun day visiting! So much history and interesting facts! You can see it all in a few hours and still have time for other attractions.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It was very interesting to walk through the Little White House and see the house just as it was over 70 years ago. All of the furnishings are original. The museum was educational. My teenage son got a kick out of the President's car that he drove using hand gears that he designed himself.
  • A pretty nice stop. It's interesting to see FDR's home away from home. The visitor's center has a quick 15 minute movie and a room that has Roosevelt family and New Deal information. The actual house is a couple hundred yard walk away and has a separate servants quarter you can visit too. The Little White House itself was surprisingly small, living up to its name. They have the old furniture in there to keep it preserved. If you look at the glass door you can see where their dog scratched it up.
  • The house itself is even smaller than you might have imagined, but it is only part of a more complex site, including a wonderful museum, grounds including the Marine and Secret Service outposts as they were when FDR visited, and access to the nearby and recovered warm springs pools where Roosevelt enjoyed the "healing" waters. It is fascinating and well worth the drive and price of admission. You can walk right through the house and see all of the furnishings, linens, and supplies in place just as they were during FDR's visits right up to when he died there in the bedroom. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting sites of historical interest and political relevance.
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