• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

Federal Park Passes

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site accepts many special passes issued by the National Park Service and other federal agencies. These passes provide free admission or reduced rates to hundreds of attractions across the country. Each of them is available at the Sagamore Hill Visitor Center. The passes may also be obtained from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or by visiting the website of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 
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Federal Annual Pass - $80

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free)

 
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Federal Senior Pass - $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

 
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Federal Access Pass - Free

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

 
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Sagamore Hill NHS Annual Pass - $20

For the cost of $20 anyone may purchase an annual pass to Sagamore Hill which will waive the Theodore Roosevelt Home tour fee for the cardholder and three additional persons for an entire year from the time of purchase.

Guided tours of the home are $5 per person (children 15 and under are free), so four adults on a one time tour would spend a total of twenty dollars.

The Sagamore Hill Annual Pass can be used only at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Visitors planning to attend several National Park System units or other Federal lands should purchase one of the Federal Passes listed above.

Annual Passes may be purchased at the Sagamore Hill Visitor Center between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday (open every day during the summer season; Memorial Day to Labor Day). Please note the pass does not cover organized groups and Sagamore Hill NHS and the National Park Service are not responsible for misplaced, lost or stolen cards.

 

Former pass program passes:

Golden Age Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the Senior Pass mentioned above. Old passes will continue to be honored.

Golden Access Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the Access Pass mentioned above. Old passes will continue to be honored.

Golden Eagle Passport/National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the Federal Annual Pass mentioned above. The old passes will be honored as long as they are still valid.

Paper Golden Age and Golden Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes. Plastic passes from the old passport program may not be exchanged.

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.”