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.
A tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace includes five period rooms. The restored period rooms are the library, dining room, parlor, nursery, and master bedroom.
There is also a 25-minute film, entitled 'Teedie', that is available for viewing in the museum's lower gallery. The film explores the youth of our 26th president.
Please Note: The upper exhibit gallery, known as the 'Lion's Room', is currently closed for renovations.
Noted Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor James Foote has performed the role on many occasions at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.
His lifelong admiration of TR as well as his extensive knowledge of the man has enabled students to connect with one of America's most dynamic presidents in a unique way.
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.