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

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

September 14: The Anniversary of TR's 1901 Inauguration

A re-enactor portrays Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 26th President of the United States in Buffalo, NY on September 14, 1901. The TR Inaugural Site begins its annual commemoration with an inaugural reenactment at the Site. The Site is also proud to host a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Call 716-884-0095 for details.

Did You Know?

Erie Canal and canal boat

Buffalo, NY rose to prominence as a center for trade, located on the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal. As Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt had authorized the last major upgrade to the Erie Canal System. More...