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.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, we can accept checks or money orders made payable to the "National Park Service".
If you have a specific passion and would like the money to go to that cause, you should write a letter or note specifying what the money should be spent on. We would then set up an account to be used solely for that purpose.
If you just wish for the park to receive the money, then the park will deposit those funds in the "general" donation account, which typically funds educational and interpretive events at the park.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
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.