•  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.

For Teachers

Students, teachers, and rangers gather on the steps of Theodore Roosevelt Birhplace NHS

Students, teachers, and rangers gather on the steps of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS

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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.

The function of these rooms and various artifacts in the rooms will be discussed in terms of their significance in Theodore Roosevelt's life.

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.

The museum's two exhibit galleries contain a wealth of Roosevelt memorabilia, including family photographs, political cartoons and his Rough Rider uniform. Roosevelt's political career and his activities as an outdoorsman will be discussed in these areas.

Please Note: The upper exhibit gallery, known as the 'Lion's Room', is currently closed for renovations.

 
James Foote as Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor James Foote on the steps of Roosevelt's childhood home.

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Living History

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.

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Did You Know?

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President Theodore Roosevelt brokered a peace agreement between both sides in the Russo-Japanese War. The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905, ending the conflict and earning Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize.