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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

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Address: 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
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+1 716-884-0095
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in...

Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and consequential issues of the day no less important to citizens more than a century later. Visitors can also tour nearby historic neighborhoods.

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Going back to the past

We had no trouble finding a parking place to visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. This is a renowned place, as President McKinley was shot dead during... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had no trouble finding a parking place to visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. This is a renowned place, as President McKinley was shot dead during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, shot by an anarchist. Inside there was a lot of information about the Pan-American Exposition and what happened to the president at that time. There were... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very cool to be able to see the exact spot where Teddy took his oath of office after McKinley's assassination. This little museum has put in a ton of work making the room look just like the day of the inauguration. Tour guide was what made the trip though, a wealth of information and very enthusiastic. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice for the special Victorian Christmas luncheons. Simply lovely; Ambience, Victorian and graceful; food Niagara County Culinary Student prepared; out of ths world; service Volunteer older ladies; Fab! and a free tour of the mansion to boot! Great Value plus $$$ suport this fine instituion of History right here in Buffalo!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Buffalo for forty years and never visited this museum. Today, my wife and I, along with our two daughters (ages 14 and 11) visited - and we were pleasantly surprised by this gem of a museum! The tour was excellent, consisting of three "historic" rooms in the house (the dining room, the morning room and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Not just an old house. Walking guided tour of house and excellent slide, projection, sound presentation prior to tour. The effect is one is given a piece of the people, events, environment, thoughts and reactions to a significant moment in history. Worth a trip for a historian.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A real trip back in time. It was so lovely to see the home decorated for Christmas. The Victorian tree And gifts were delightful. The tour was informative and entertaining.

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I lived in Buffalo for many years, but never went to the Wilcox mansion on Delaware. Ths was a beautiful spot, with lots of history and very interesting that Teddy Roosevelt did the oath of office here after McKinley died. Lots of information I didn't know and very nicely presented!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is thoughtful and engaging. The multimedia displays take you on a journey through the day Roosevelt was inaugurated as well as chronicle the Pan American Exposition and outline the major issues facing the country at that time (many of which remain relevant today). Our tour guide Mark was first-rate and we so appreciated the time he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

There's nothing bad about this place. Great grounds, interactive exhibits, tour guide was excellent, thoroughly educational, good facilities for people with special needs and physical challenges while providing a great insight into the time and a comparison with today. 5 stars isn't enough!

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Rockaway Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old son and I visited this National Parks site in between Bills football and chicken wings. I was aware of the history and events that led up to the emergency inauguration but the NPS staff and volunteers really brought history alive! The site is small, but packs a big punch through a great video intro, nice historical... More 

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