•  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.

Theodore Roosevelt in Central Queens?

T.R. gives a speech at the Forest Hills Railroad Station.

Theodore Roosevelt gave one of his last speeches at the Forest Hills Railroad Station in Queens, New York on July 4, 1917.

Theodore Roosevelt made at least four trips to Queens and they were all for very important reasons. Click here to find out the explanations for his visits to this very unlikely borough of New York City. Please note that when selecting the link you will be redirected to the Richmond Hill Historical Society website.

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.