The Childhood of a Renowned President

Only one U.S. president was born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th President and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the "strenuous life."


Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is closed for renovation work.

We're closed... but it won't be forever!

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is closed for much needed renovation and accessibility improvements and will be reopening in Late-Summer 2016.

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'The Roosevelts- An Intimate History'

Wait...we're in this film.

You may have seen the PBS documentary,'The Roosevelts- An Intimate History'. Did you know that much of the first episode was filmed here?

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Theodore Roosevelt-inspired artwork.

Young artists rejoice!

Attention young artists, age 14 and under. Submit your Theodore Roosevelt- inspired artwork for display in our 'Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'!

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Civil War Trading Card

Collect a card, learn a story.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, participating national park sites are offering Civil War Trading Cards. Visit us to get some!

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Social Media

Connect with us.

Join the conversation! Stay connected to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS through various social media outlets.

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A 1998 postage stamp honoring scouting.

Attention all Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts!

Earn your Scout Ranger or Girl Scout Ranger awards by visiting us and other NPS sites.

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Theodore Roosevelt's trademark smile.

He always had a story to tell.

Theodore Roosevelt had many adventures and stories to tell, but have you heard these?

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T.R. Cartoon-'Establishing the Deadline'

An array of T.R. political cartoons.

Theodore Roosevelt was beloved by political cartoonists who created lighthearted lampoons of the many pursuits of this multi-faceted individual.

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