•  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.

Collections

T.R.'s trademark smile.

T.R. displaying his trademark smile.

Click on the links below to view selected Theodore Roosevelt collections:

Books by Theodore Roosevelt

The Sights of Theodore Roosevelt

The Sounds of Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt in the News

Suggested Reading

The Stories Behind the Cartoons

Did You Know?

teddy bear

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.