An Unexpected Inauguration that Changed the Nation

As president, Theodore Roosevelt created protections for ordinary citizens, began regulation of big business, and made the US a major force in international affairs. Yet one of the most important presidencies in America's history nearly didn't happen. See the place where a brief, emotional, and improvised ceremony in Buffalo, NY brought TR into office, and forever altered the nation.


President Theodore Roosevelt

Come Visit Us!

Think you've already seen the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site? Think again! With exciting new exhibits and interpretation, come see us again!

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Enjoy many different events at the Site.

Special Events at the Site

The Site offers many special events throughout the year, including walking tours, holiday events, lectures, and family events. Learn more.

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Nat and Parker at the TR Inaugural Site

Tour the TR Inaugural Site With Nat and Parker

The TR Inaugural Site has a new Junior Ranger program. Visit with Nat and Parker as they earn their badges! Tour the NPS with Nat and Parker!

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Mr. Moosevelt

Bull Moose on the Loose!

TR Site Special Correspondent Moosevelt is touring the National Park Service to spread the word of TR’s 1912 “Bull Moose” campaign for president!

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