Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Georgia’s Little White House Holds A Secret

This is a short stop thas has the potential to become a longer visit. Jimmy Carter wasn’t the only President to call Georgia home. Franklin D. Roosevelt bought some property and built a house in Georgia in 1932 just prior to becoming President of the United States. He suffered from polio and used the natural warming springs of this area to treat his condition.
Photo Courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Little White House State Historic Site

Georgia’s “Little White House” is open to the public to explore the grounds, house, servant's quarters and Secret Service guard house.You'll enjoy the exhibits in the 11,000 square foot museum that include a short film narrated by Walter Cronkite describing the Great Depression and how the FDR administration responded to it. Over 100,000 people visit this historic site each year. Admission is $7.00 adults, $6.00 seniors, $5.00 for kids 6-18 under and 5 an under are free. Yes, the little White House holds a secret, several in fact, but you’ll have to visit to find out what they are. Check out the website here: Little White House

If the museum is not crowded, you'll find ample parking for your RV in the parking lot.
The small town of Warm Springs, Georgia is a charming little burg near FDR’s house. Main street is filled with shops and restaurants and around the corner is a gift shop called Singing Saw Farm – you’ll definitely find something different here. Also located in this area is Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park with great hiking trails and 140 tent and RV sites. Whether you’re fishing, boating, horseback riding, swimming or just relaxing you’re sure to find this park refreshing. Other nearby attractions include Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park and Callaway Gardens.

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