•  Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S.

    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

    National Historic Site New York

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  • 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.

Park Fun

T.R. times a race.

A man who embraced challenges, Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed games as well as academic and physical competition. In this photo, Theodore keeps time as children race through an obstacle course in a barn at his adult home at Sagamore Hill.


Click on the links below for T.R.-themed children's activities:

Theodore Roosevelt Coloring Page

The Roosevelt Pets

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Crossword Puzzle

The Story of the Teddy Bear

Theodore's Safari Maze

The T.R. Matching Game

Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition

Boy Scout and Girl Scout, circa 1960's

Boy Scout and Girl Scout salute the American flag, circa 1960s.

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Boy Scout and Girl Scout Ranger Programs

The National Park Service cooperates with the Girl Scouts of America and Boys Scouts of America with the Girl Scout Ranger and the Scout Ranger programs, respectively.

The Resource Stewardship Boy Scout Ranger (Scout Ranger) program invites Boy Scouts to participate in educational programs and or volunteer service projects at national park sites, in order to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the National Park Service mission and conserving the nation's natural, cultural and historic resources.
  • Explore the national parks.
  • Practice good citizenship and kindness.

For more information on the national Scout Ranger program, please click here.

For more information on becoming a Scout ranger at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, please click here.

The Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger (Girl Scout Ranger) program engages Girl Scouts in educational, volunteer service, or action projects in national parks in order to:

  • Spark girls' curiosity and interest in conserving wildlife and our natural and cultural resources.
  • Increase visitation and attract diverse Girl Scouts to national park sites.
  • Promote environmental science and conservation career exploration.
  • Empower girls to protect our national park sites through sustainable volunteer service or action.

For more information on the national Girl Scout Ranger program, please click here.

For more information on becoming a Girl Scout Ranger at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, please click here.

Recognition items are available for different levels of participation in the program. Please click on the links above for more information. We look forward to seeing you, scouts!

Did You Know?

pelican island

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.