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.
The 1848 brownstone townhouse at 28 East 20th Street was purchased by Theodore Roosevelt's grandfather, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt in 1850, and gifted as a wedding present to Theodore's parents in 1855. Theodore was born in this house on October 27th 1858. Click here for more information.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS is situated in a very historic New York neighborhood. The neighborhood has been highly influenced by the development of "Ladies Mile," a fashionable shopping district.
TR's childhood home is also situated between three of New York's lovely and historic parks. Click on each park to learn about its history.
Three blocks north lies Madison Square.
Three blocks south lies Union Square.
One block to the east lies Gramercy Park.
There are several other Theodore Roosevelt related sites that are administered by the National Park Service. The following links will lead you to their websites:
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.