•  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.

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Theodore Roosevelt- Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1897.

Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1897-1898 and helped prepare for the Spanish-American War. Theodore resigned a few weeks after hostilities began and actively participated in combat as Lieutenant Colonel of the Army's First Volunteer 'Rough Rider' Cavalry Regiment.

U.S. Navy

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Did You Know?

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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.