Georgia, Travel

F. D. R. State Park – Warm Springs

If you are interested in U.S. presidential history, a visit to Warm Springs, Georgia is a good choice. This small town is located about an hour from Atlanta. We visited this town spending one night here during a most recent long weekend drive.

Warm Springs is nestled among the rolling hills and the naturally heated waters made famous by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Take a step back in time and experience Southern charm and hospitality. History is evident in the 100-year-old restored buildings. On the bustling Main Street and through the alleyways you will find additional courtyard charms, which provide a unique shopping experience. Please be sure to check out the world-famous Bulloch House with its fried green tomatoes minus the previous buffet.

Roosevelt’s The Little White House 

The Little White House was built in 1932 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (F.D.R.) while he was governor of New York just before becoming U.S. President in 1933. This is where F.D.R. spent his happiest times recovering from Polio. I took some time to walk through the first of two museum in this Victorian era small town. You can learn more about the history of The Little White House by visiting the Georgia State Parks website: Roosevelt’s Little White House.

Your visit to Roosevelt’s Little White House begins through the well appointed museum containing varies memorable items from F.D.R.’s time as U.S. President along with several items from the Roosevelts. Below are just some of the more interesting items found in this museum.

The Tally Ho StageCoach
F.D.R’s 1938 Ford
A Wall of Walking Canes Given as Gifts to F.D.R.

The Little White House

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my visit to the Roosevelt’s Little White House as I have images of the beauty of the U.S. White House in my head. A reminder that F.D.R. was U.S. President during a time that life was more challenging for many because of the Great Depression. You can see some of this through the images below for how simply decorated F.D.R.’s Little White House.

The Little White House
F.D.R.’s Little White House
Views of Georgia and beyond from back deck of the Little White House
Inside the Pantry of the Little Whitehouse
The Dining Room
The Library of the Little White House
FDR’s Bedroom
Eleanor’s Bedroom
The Guest House
Bedroom of the Guest House

Nearby Attractions

Please be sure to check out hours of operation for any of the above attractions as these my vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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