• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

For Kids

Teddy bear cartoon by Clifford Berryman.

Teddy bear cartoon by Clifford Berryman.

Do you have a teddy bear? Did you ever wonder why your bear is called "Teddy" instead of Winston or Ethel or any other name? Well, you have Teddy Roosevelt to thank for your teddy bear friend.

Click here to learn about how Theodore Roosevelt inspired the teddy bear.

 
natandparker

The Continuing Adventures of Nat and Parker

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site has a new Junior Ranger program. Visit the Site with Nat and Parker as they earn their badges! Come to the TR Inaugural Site and earn your own Junior Ranger badge!

The Past Adventures of Nat and Parker

Follow the adventures of traveling Teddy bears Nat and Parker as they travel the National Parks!

Musical Performance at the Teddy Bear Picnic.

Musical performance at the Teddy Bear Picnic.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

For Kids

The TR Site offers special events for families and children, including the annual Teddy Bear Picnic for children 3 - 12 years old.

Click here for details.

Mr. Moosevelt

Mr. Moosevelt is touring the nation!

Lenora Henson

Did you know that in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was the presidential candidate for the "Bull Moose" (Progressive ) Party? To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the campaign, TR Site Special Correspondent Moosevelt is touring the National Park Service to spread the word.

Read about the continuing adventures of our "Bull Moose on the Loose" on his blog page.

 
Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest for high school students.
 

Did You Know?

Woman c. 1900

While Theodore Roosevelt did not make significant progress towards the cause of women's suffrage during his presidency, he did speak in favor of it during his 1912 presidential campaign as the "Bull Moose" (Progressive) Party candidate. More...