• 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?

Theodore Roosevelt on an early airplane.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane. (It actually happened on October 11, 1910, after he left office. He took a brief flight with Arch Hoxsey, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team.) More...