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.
Support Your Park
It is important to support our National Parks and T.R. did so in many ways. In this photo, Theodore Roosevelt, naturalist John Muir, and others are standing at the base of the sequoia Grizzly Giant Tree in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite. This was taken on Roosevelt's 1903 western tour. The trip greatly influenced Roosevelt who set forth to designate and protect national forests, parks, and wildlife preserves, many of which would be incorporated into the National Park Service when it was formed in 1916. It was his dedicated support that allows us to enjoy the wonder of our National Parks to this day.
Did You Know?
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.