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.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is conveniently located in New York City at 28 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway.
To view a map of the area, click here.
Visiting by car is discouraged, as street parking is difficult to find and parking facilities are expensive. However, the New York City Department of Planning provides a website map to locate parking facilities that are licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, as well as those operated by NYC Department of Transportation. To view the map, click here.
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.