Warm Springs – originally named Bullochville. By the 18th century, settlers came to the area. With the railroad the population grew, by the 1830’s it became known as spa town, because of the mineral springs. In 1921, Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio. His first time in Warm Springs was October 1924. He was a constant visitor for two decades.
Broad Street has several nice shops. In 100 year-old buildings the shops have antiques, handcraft items, collectibles old and new and woodwork. I liked looking in the stores.
Bulloch House Restaurant – The old Bulloch Restaurant burned in June. They reopened at this new location. 70 Broad St. Had the buffet lunch it was good southern food.
Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum – There are 100 vintage motorcycles, jukeboxes, slot machines and early advertising. Preston is nice and knows a lot about motorcycles. – 78 Lil Sturgis St.
Lil Sturgis Street has a museum, Extreme Rider Leather and The Biker Pub and Deck for the motorcycle lover.
There are more shops in town.
Warm Springs Winery – The vineyard is 2 acres and specializes in muscadine wine. – The tasting room is behind the house. – 7227 Roosevelt Way.
Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site – Explore Roosevelt’s House, Guest House, Museum, and Grounds. Historic marker in front of museum reads: Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Warm Springs in 1924 in hopes of recovering from the effects of polio. His love for the area and hopes for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation led him to build a small white clapboard cottage on these pine scented slopes. The house was completed in 1932. If you like learning about the history of our Country, this is not to be missed. 40 Little White House Road.
As a tribute to Roosevelt, each state contributed a specimen of native stone. The collection was completed in 1959.
Warm Spring Festivals – Harvest Hoe Down 2nd weekend in October. Annual Candlelight Tour in November
Warm Springs to Manchester 6 miles – Take Warm Springs Hwy
Manchester – Nice downtown. After asking a few people the only thing that I could find to do is the Railfan Observation Deck. Behind the Main Street shops, the deck overlooks the Manchester Yard. The Deck was dedicated to the memory of Tyron Elliot.
Picture of Railfan Observation Deck below. Several trains go through the town during the day.
Festivals and Parades in Manchester:
July 3rd Celebration 2016
Railroad Days October 15, 2016. Model layouts, etc.
Manchester Veterans Day Parade – November 5, 2016