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. Due to the mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, Sagamore Hill will remain on its More »
At the time that Theodore Roosevelt first visited the site that would be his Sagamore Hill home, the area was under cultivation as a hayfield and orchard. Rising some 170 feet above sea level, it possessed broad views of Oyster Bay to the west and across Long Island Sound toward Greenwich, Connecticut to the north.
Over the years, as Roosevelt sold portions of his acreage between his home and Oyster Bay and as other neighbors took cultivated lands out of production, the original views were replaced by woodland landscapes. Beautiful views of the sound can still be had, however, by visiting the boardwalk that traverses the site’s salt marsh and beach complex.
Did You Know?
Alice Lee and Theodore Roosevelt were married on his 22 nd birthday, October 27, 1880. They took their honeymoon in Europe the following summer, where Roosevelt included climbing Switzerland’s most famous Alpine peak—the Matterhorn, almost 15,000 feet tall—in his adventures.