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.
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
Did You Know?
When President William McKinley was shot in 1901, he was the third American president to be assassinated in 36 years. Abraham Lincoln had died in 1865, and James Garfield had been assassinated in 1881, only 20 years earlier. More...