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The Southeast

Georgia

The Little White House

Historical Attractions //

Our House
Visit homes of U.S. legends

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ome of the most influential Americans
have called Georgia home, and many of
their residences are available for public
tours, offering insight into the personal lives of
great men and women, as well as the periods of
U.S. history in which they lived.
Groups can step back into the dawn of the Civil
Rights era at the Martin Luther King Jr. National
Historic Site. A collection of buildings around his
boyhood home, attraction highlights include King’s
birth home, the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
where his father preached, a visitor’s center with
civil rights exhibits, and The King Center, which
includes the burial site for MLK and his wife and
exhibits on the couple’s civil rights activism.
While a native of New York, President Franklin
Roosevelt owned a Southern retreat in Warms
Springs nicknamed The Little White House. FDR
began visiting the town for its healing waters
while governor of New York, and continued to
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use his home their as a retreat
while president. FDR passed away
in the house in 1945—an unfinished
portrait, which was being painted when he
had his fatal stroke, is on display. Included
in the site is the Historic Pools Museum,
which delves into the history of the
healing waters that polio-stricken
Roosevelt and many others
hoped would ease their physical ailments.
In 1912, Juliette “Daisy”
Gordon Low, a Savannah
socialite, founded the Girl
Scouts of the USA. Her
19th century home has
Juliette Gordon Low
long been an important
landmark to the organization and has been
restored to resemble the family’s dwelling in the
1880s, with many of the Gordon family’s pieces
on display. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of
the house to learn more about Low as well as
her family, who played prominent roles on early
American and Georgia history.

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Juliette Gordon low
married sir Robert
Baden-Power,
founder of the
Boy scouts.



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At the Fifty
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Leder(hosen) of the Pack
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