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.
Very Important People
Volunteers serve an integral role in the operation of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. The compelling history preserved at the site tells a story of how the early life of one of America's most admired presidents shaped him into the international figure he became. Volunteers have the opportunity to protect this extraordinary place and share it with visitors from around the world.
As a volunteer with the National Park Service, you become a part of a team with a long tradition of public service. Your principal duties will be to answer visitors' questions, lead guided tours, and roam areas to answer inquiries.
To learn more about Volunteers-In-Parks, please go to the National Park Service Volunteer website at www.nps.gov/volunteer.
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.