As you start your tour of West Georgia we come to Warm Springs where FDR, 32nd president of the United States found the strength to resume his political career and a positive outlet for his own personal struggle with polio through creation of the Warm Springs Foundation. Roosevelt returned to use the therapeutic waters at Warm Springs every year, except 1942, from his first visit in 1924 until his death there in 1945. You’ll also see the “Little Grand Canyon” “Little” in this case means it is less than 1/30th of the depth of the real Grand Canyon, which is over 5,000 feet deep in places.
We’ll also visit Westville where there are costumed tour guides who will introduce your group to the houses and other buildings that make up Historic Westville, some of the history of the families who lived and worked in them, and some of the activities that took place there. The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. Moving on to Callaway Gardens the educational opportunities are many and varied. At the Challenger Learning Center your students have the opportunity to successfully complete a mission followed by a visit to a Planetarium.