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.
Learn about Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace from a ranger!
Click Here to join Ranger Daniel Prebutt as he discusses the 1912 assassination attempt on Roosevelt for 'Mysteries at the Museum', originally aired on The Travel Channel in 2010.
Click here to join Ranger Mike Amato and listen as he talks about the life and times of T.R.
Want to learn more? Click here to sample a Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace house tour.
See a virtual house tour from the C-SPAN video library that was aired in 1996. Click here.
The Sights and Sounds of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt had the unique good fortune of being president during the infancy of sound recording and silent motion pictures. He utilized the media to its fullest. Many silent films and recordings of Theodore were created, thanks to Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions, the motion picture camera and the wax cylinder method of sound recording.
'Teedie' - A Film by Edmond Levy
'Teedie' is a film that chronicles the life of young Theodore Roosevelt in 1870 during a very pivotal time in his existence. This is the same film that is shown to visitors at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. To view this film, please click on the links below.
Did You Know?
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.