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 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."
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!Read More
Connect with us!
Join the conversation! Stay connected to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS through various social media outletsRead More
Young artists rejoice! The deadline is gone!
Attention young artists, age 14 and under. Submit your Theodore Roosevelt- inspired artwork for display in our 'Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'!Read More
Attention all Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts!
Earn your Scout Ranger or Girl Scout Ranger awards by visiting us and other NPS sites.Read More
Teach TR! Field trips to the historic home
Hey teachers! Welcome back to school! Bring your students to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS and make history come aliveRead More
He always had a story to tell.
Theodore Roosevelt had many adventures and stories to tell, but have you heard these?Read More
Meet the Roosevelts
Theodore Roosevelt Jr., who grew up to become the 26th president of the United States, was one of four children in a busy household at 28 E. 20th St.Read More
The Moose that ran for President
In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran for a non-consecutive third term as President.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
Theodore's father was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History. In 1869, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. along with the museum's other founders signed the museum's charter in the parlor of the Roosevelt home at 28 East 20th Street.