•  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.

Things To Do

 
The master bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.

The master bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. Theodore and his siblings were born here.

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Visitors to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace can:

  • View an introductory film on the early life of Theodore Roosevelt. This 25 minute film encapsulates the physical and emotional struggles that young 'Teedie' endured while growing up in a priviledged Victorian-Era New York home. It provides an excellent foundation for visitors planning to visit the period rooms.
  • Visit the exhibit galleries which contain a wealth of artifacts and memorabilia from throughout Theodore Roosevelt's life, such as, examples of his childhood taxidermy specimens, his Rough Rider uniform, and the bullet-pierced eyeglass case which helped save his life during an assassination attempt.
  • Join a guided tour of the five historically furnished rooms including many family owned items. Click here for more info.
  • Join us for Roosevelt-related, periodic special events. To learn more, see our event calendar.
  • Visit our bookstore that offers a wide array of Roosevelt-themed books and memorabilia.
 
Theodore riding a moose?

A popular photo montage created for Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Presidential campaign.

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?

pelican island

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.