The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.
These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.
Girl Scout Rangers
The Girl Scout Ranger program is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and is a component of the GSUSA's Elliott Wildlife Values Project "Linking Girls to the Land" program.
To recognize their leadership efforts and resource stewardship activities, girls earn certificates and/or patches for their involvement in educational, volunteer or action projects.
While volunteer opportunities are not always available at relatively small historic sites like Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, Scouts who participate in our regularly scheduled programs, reserved tours with a troop or other group, or a special event in the park, can count that activity towards their award. There are also a number of other National Park Service (NPS) sites in the New York City area that can help a Scout achieve their Girl Scout Ranger goals. Please click HERE for more information on other NPS sites nearby.
Earn a certificate
Earn a patch
Scouts interested in keeping a log of their hours may use the Activity Sheet. This is not a requirement, but keeping track may assist you in determining how many hours you have completed.
For more information on the national program, how to get started, and other tips please visit HERE.
Did You Know?
Pelican Island was proclaimed the first U.S. National Wildlife Refuge by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903. This action was taken by the president to protect the island's birds from plume hunters. It also contributed to T.R. being known as one of the world's greatest conservationists.