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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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Teddy's childhood NYC pad!

Interesting historic landmark. Looks like the usually brownstone from outside. Little museum with... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Carl T
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New York City, New York
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Great Way to Spend Time in Manhattan

New York City has a lot to see, there is no denying that, but this spectacular little hidden gem... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Lou L
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Long Island, New York
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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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28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Flatiron District
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"every hour on the hour"
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"a small gift shop"
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"assassination attempt"
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting historic landmark. Looks like the usually brownstone from outside. Little museum with video, artifacts, photos on the bottom floor. Guided tours run often and are free (as is entry here). I probably should have taken the tour to give a full review, because t...More

Thank Carl T
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

New York City has a lot to see, there is no denying that, but this spectacular little hidden gem should be added to you list ASAP. About a mile away from Penn Station, Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace was recreated after the original building was turned into...More

5  Thank Lou L
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A wonderful free museum. The main point of a visit is the guided tour which takes you upstairs whilst explaining the early life of Roosevelt. The guide was excellent as have all the other national park guides that we have encountered. Watch out for times...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Loving recreation of TR's boyhood home with many original or contemporary pieces. Our docent gave a very thorough, well-organized tour with loads of details about the Roosevelts. Intriguing glimpse into a 19th century upper-crust brownstone belonging to a patrician family who believed that _noblesse_ really...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative and interesting and professional. Easy free and quick activity for any weather. Great piece of history.

Thank Michele C
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Teddy Roosevelt's birth place is a wonderful place for kids, run by the Park Service. Tour is well done. Lot of information, but definitely aimed at youngsters. Not enough for history lovers. My grandkids loved it

1  Thank Louis G
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Worth a visit if you have most of the other known exhibits in NY. A brownstone property several floors.

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place! Tours are about 45 minutes, and are very good. My tour guide was nice and seemed happy to inform us about all the stuff! They also have a small Junior Ranger Program for kids. You can’t touch any of...More

1  Thank Josh_Traveler1
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to many TR historical places and naturally wanted to come here. Each place gives a unique perspective of his life. This is the place of his early years. The Rangers were very knowledgeable about TR and there were many artifacts. When you...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Pros: It's free, so it's worth going. And it won't take very long. And the rangers are very nice. Cons: This is the LOCATION where his home stood but the building nor the rooms are his. It was all redone with the help of the...More

Thank Holly T
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acmbraun
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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
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Mojiepojie1
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
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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
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