Special Event

Independence Day Celebration

Fee: Free.

Walk-throughs of the first floor of the Roosevelt home will be free from 12 pm - 4 pm.


Sagamore Hill NHS

Dates & Times


Thursday, July 4, 2019


12:00 PM


4 hours


Sagamore Hill National Historic Site invites you to bring your family and friends, dressed in your best patriotic attire, to join the day-long outdoor activities on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, all of which are free and open to the public.

Attendees will see history come alive as Theodore Roosevelt performed by Joe Wiegand greets visitors throughout the day while enjoying family friendly activities offered from 12:00pm-4:00pm. At 2:00pm, the main program will begin with speeches and a performance from the Calliope Brass Band. There will be an equestrian reenactment of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, “The Rough Riders,” at 12:30pm, including a call for recruits where young volunteers will receive their enlistment papers. Arts and crafts, as well as old-fashioned games that the Roosevelts played will be available. There will be vendors on site to offer American fare, including lemonade and ice cream.

Sagamore Hill NHS will be fee-free during Independence Day from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Viewing Theodore Roosevelt’s home will be first floor only during the fee-free period. Guides will be posted in the home to provide an informative experience. Photography and video recording is not allowed inside the house. Bags, packs, and strollers will not be permitted in the historical home during the tours—please plan accordingly.There will be no ATM available onsite.


Due to high visitation anticipated on July 4th and the limited parking available on site, Sagamore Hill NHS will be implementing satellite parking on the day of the event.

Remote parking will be at the East Woods School in Oyster Bay Cove. Regular free shuttles will provide service from 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Handicapped parking will be available at the main parking lot. Parking on site will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors arriving by the late morning or afternoon should anticipate a full parking lot and should use shuttle service. For visitors' safety, pets will not be permitted on shuttles or on the grounds the day of the event with the exception of service animals.

Reservation or Registration: No

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