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.
Theodore did an admirable job of balancing his responsibilities as a father to six children and his duties as the President of the United States. This 1903 photo captures T.R. and his family. (left to right: Quentin, Theodore, Theodore Jr., Archie, Alice, Kermit, Edith, Ethel.)
Follow the links to the left for activities and programs especially suited to young people.
Calling all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts!
Visit our Park Fun page to find out how you can become an official scout ranger or girl scout ranger. Scouts can earn a certificate and/or a patch in recognition of their achievement!
All young artists are invited!
T.R. fans, up to age 14, are invited to submit their Theodore Roosevelt-inspired artwork to be displayed in our 'Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'. Click here to learn how to display your work of art on our website!
Collect Civil War trading cards!
Civil War trading cards, marking the 150th anniversary, are available from participating national park sites...including Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace! Learn more.
Did You Know?
The Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt following a bear hunting expedition on November 14, 1902. T.R. refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree by his guides, and a subsequent cartoon of the event inspired a Brooklyn toy maker to dedicate a stuffed toy bear in T.R.'s honor.