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

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

Indoor Activities


The Inaugural Site library at Christmas.

Victorian Christmas - Welcome to this historic landmark home - decked out in grand style with fragrant greens and seasonal décor. Find one of a kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list in our well-stocked holiday boutiques. So many ways to celebrate the holiday season – the choice is yours!

Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest for high school students.
September 14: Annual commemoration of the Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's 1901 Inauguration.

Behind-the-Scenes tours of the TR Inaugural Site.

Lectures: Special one-day presentations on various historical topics.

Teddy Bear Picnic: An annual festival for the younger set. (Ages 3-12)

Allentown Art Festival: The TR Inaugural Site is open to the public during the Allentown Art Festival.

Did You Know?

President William McKinley

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...