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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
+1 212-260-1616
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Hidden Gem & Its Free!

What a great find this was! And really it only popped onto my radar because I was going to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Worth a Visit

Getting to Roosevelt's home is easy by subway to Union Square Park. It's a short walk to the... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in Manhattan. It is a national historic site managed by the National Park Service. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms with original objects that relate the story of young Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.
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  • Average7%
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28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Flatiron District
+1 212-260-1616
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find this was! And really it only popped onto my radar because I was going to be dining in the neighborhood. It's run by the National Park Service and they give frequent tours throughout the day, check their websites for time. The...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Getting to Roosevelt's home is easy by subway to Union Square Park. It's a short walk to the historic site. It is well worth a visit, especially if you have read David McCullough's book Morning on Horseback because you will see all the "stuff" you...More

1  Thank teachers55
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Took the train from Connecticut to the Big Apple. Our first stop was Roosevelt’s Birthplace. This is run by the National Park System and as with all of their managed property’s , this is a gem. We started out with a short movie, spent some...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This national park site on 20th street is fascinating. Excellent 45 minute guided tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace. Well worth the time. Found out things I never knew! Please consider supporting this gem.

Thank Migotte
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our historical experience at the museum. The exhibits had real historic items from TR’s past—but the exhibits were either getting cycled out or were being updated which was a bit disappointing as some items had nothing and some were missing information plaques. The...More

Thank Beau W
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

After a recent visit to his Sagamore home, visiting here adds an invaluable picture of what built him into the great man he became. They have a 30 min video (no reservation) that is a great introduction right before the tour. But the tour itself...More

1  Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

A small museum but very informative on the early life of Teddy Roosevelt. Tours are essential if you want to see the upstairs of the home. Tours begin at 10 am but if you arrive early you can also view a short film on the...More

Thank Pauld886
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively small historic home and a short tour but I highly recommend it. The National Park Service does an excellent, informative tour. TR had an interesting family and childhood, very well represented here.

1  Thank Bluenose934
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If you love national history, visit this place. You will get a much better understanding of who Theodore Roosevelt was. There is a room of exhibits. The man was quite the person. I highly recommend stopping by. There is a tour, but I missed the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a fabulous recreation of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. The actual original building was torn down. The interiors were recollected by family members and should fairly represent the property at the time of his birth. If you are a Teddy fan, you should drop in...More

1  Thank Ken L
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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17 November 2017|
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Response from arthur w | Reviewed this property |
i can't help you with information about the r/v, but the 2 closest train stations are 14th st./union square (multiple trains stop here) or the 23 st. stop on the 6 train. the mta has an excellent web site to help you... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from Travelwaves | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the answer but check the subway map for a close match and the bus routes. We were on one of the double decker tourist buses that stopped nearby
19 December 2014|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
According to their website (nps.gov/thrb/planyourvisit/hours) they should be open on New Year's Day: "Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The site is closed on the following... More