•  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

To request brochures for this site, please call 212-260-1616, or write to us at: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S., 28 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 

Did You Know?

teddy bear

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.