• 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.

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

According to a recent odonate survey of Sagamore Hill, the site hosts at least twenty-one species of dragonflies and damselflies, which utilize a variety of habitats within the park.

Heron Pond, located in the eastern forest, had one of the highest species diversities for odonates in the entire park, with six species of dragonflies and two species of damselflies recorded at the site. These species included the park’s only recorded Twelve-spotted skimmer and Slender spread-wings. Three dragonflies and one damselfly were also recorded at the Woodpile Pond just north of the parking area. Two fields within the park also displayed high species abundance, with at least 10 species being found in each. These included one rare species, the Comet Darner (Anax Longipes).

Five species of dragonflies have also been recorded within the estuarine complex at the eastern edge of the park. These include the only Seaside dragonlet recorded at Sagamore Hill, as well as Wandering and Spot-winged gliders.

Did You Know?


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.”