• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed.

    Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed. The Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum, and the park grounds are open. More »

  • Possible Limited Trail Access (7/22 - 7/24)

    Improvements being made to Sagamore Hill's nature trail may result in the closure of portions of the trail between July 22nd and July 24th. When arriving at the site, please check in at the Visitor Center for more information.

Forests

The forest type found at Sagamore Hill is deciduous, second growth oak-tulip (yellow poplar). Oak-tulip tree forests are mesophystic, hardwood forests occurring on well-drained soils throughout Southeastern New York. The park contains a notable 2-acre patch of oak-tulip tree forest in the northwest corner of the park that has remained predominantly free of exotic species. Such patches of intact forest are quite rare on Long Island, with only a single significant occurrence of this community existing in Nassau County.

Did You Know?

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Theodore Roosevelt decided not to complete his studies at Columbia University’s School of Law once he was elected, at age 23, to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. At the time, he was the state’s youngest assemblyman and eager to join “the governing class.”