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.
Things To Do
Visitors to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace can:
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace contains two exhibit galleries that display a wealth of memorabilia and historic artifacts and photographs from throughout Theodore Roosevelt's illustrious life.
The Upper Gallery focuses on Theodore Roosevelt as a nature-lover, outdoorsman, hunter, and conservationist. This exhibit is currently closed for renovations.
The Lower Gallery highlights all sorts of artifacts from Theodore Roosevelt's illustrious life and career. The Lower Gallery is open, but the restocking of exhibit cases, following gallery renovation, is still underway.
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.