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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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Address: 28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Phone Number: +1 212-260-1616
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for...

This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for renovation and accessibility improvements. Once begun, the project will take approximately nine months. The site is scheduled to reopen in 2016.

The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in New York City. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms that relate the story of young Teddy Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.

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Beginning May 1, 2015 and for about 9 months the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Historic site will be closed for renovation to improve accessibility. The website gives information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2015
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Beginning May 1, 2015 and for about 9 months the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Historic site will be closed for renovation to improve accessibility. The website gives information about obtaining stamps for the National Parks passport book.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

This was a happy accident. The Park Guides are so knowledgeable and their stories so rich you can't help leaving with a greater sense of citizen responsibility. Fascinating and important, the focus on TeeDes life as a boy is inspiring.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

This is the building where President Theodore Roosevelt was born. Teddy was the only president born in New York City and he lived here as a young boy (until age 14), batting serious illness. He later became known as a naturalist, outdoorsman, governor and is one of 4 presidents depicted on Mt. Rushmore. It all started here in this upper... More 

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Fort Dix, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

TR's Birthplace was awesome! The unassuming brownstone is NYC's hidden gem. The museum portion is small but interesting. It houses Roosevelt's Rough Riders uniform as well as the shirt he was wearing and the notebook he was carrying during the 1912 assassination attempt. There are also panels of quotes. (This guy had so many great lines!) In terms of the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

While most travelers see the "Big" sites this little museum was largely empty. A chance to see where Teddy Roosevelt was born and to see how his family lived. Worth the stop.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Finding this historic site amidst brownstones a block or two from a busy city was a refreshing surprise. Inside there is a room full of primary sources to look at and read. The exhibit is well organized and maintained. There is also a video, but it's a reenactment from what appears to be the 80s. It's not as good as... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

This historic site is really worth visiting, Historic site gives a lot of interesting and important information. There are exhibits of the clothes and other things used by the President. There are interesting piees of information neatly framed and exhibited in the museum. The Rangers were very friendly. There will be free tour. If you want to gather more information... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

This is a fascinating place for history buffs. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and TR's sisters did a wonderful job of preserving the place. There is a display room that we visited before the tour that documents the family story from the original Roosevelt that emigrated to New Amsterdam (NYC) until TR's time. There is also a short film... More 

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Manhattan, NYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Visited here on a random Thursday afternoon last week. First, the Rangers and others who work here are incredibly nice, unbelievably knowledgable, and very informative. They gave lots of times for questions (of which I had several), and in just the perfect amount of time. Show up early to watch the little film (ok, it's cheesy). It really does give... More 

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

I have to give this just three stars even though the tour was free and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable because there just wasn't that much to see compared to the myriad other historical homes we have seen. We love to visit the National Park Service historical sights; we highly recommend all of them. This is our umpteenth visit... More 

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