• 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.

Nature & Science

As a teenager, Theodore Roosevelt fell in love with the area which would eventually become his home. Its variety of habitats - woodlands, open fields, beaches, and salt marshes - provided for a great deal of diversity in plant and animal life. Over the next few years, the National Park Service will be conducting biological inventories for the purpose of documenting the species and habitats that currently exist at Sagamore Hill. With Theodore Roosevelt's own notes and observations, these inventories will be used to measure both the positive and negative environmental changes that have occurred at the site since his lifetime.

Did You Know?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."