Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and the 'Rough Riders' regiment in July, 1898.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and the 'Rough Riders' Volunteer Regiment after the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba (July, 1898).



"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster." - Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt did his part during the Spanish American War by forming a regiment known as the 'Rough Riders', 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry. You can do your part by volunteering at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site!

The Volunteer Patch worn by every National Park Service volunteer.
National Park Service Arrowhead.


Sagamore Hill could not function as it does today without its volunteers. Our volunteer program allows the site's staff to accomplish a wide range of activities that need to be done, but can not always be done with our limits on money and person-power.

A core group of over sixty volunteers - retirees, parents, singles, couples, high school and college students - contributed over 8,000 hours of effort with a value of $100,000 dollars last year to Sagamore Hill. Volunteers provide tours to thousands of family visitors and school children each year, answer telephones and greet visitors. They catalog and care for thousands of papers and museum objects related to the Roosevelt family. Volunteers also perform much needed maintenance on the fences, fields, structures and infrastructure of Sagamore Hill. Their efforts allow park staff to focus on long-term projects, planning, and many other tasks they need to do.

Are you interested? Email: e-mail us

Or write the Volunteer Coordinator at:

20 Sagamore Hill Rd. Oyster Bay, NY 11771

More information about other opportunities in the United States can be found at: www.volunteer.gov or www.serve.gov

Last updated: July 30, 2017

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Mailing Address:

20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771


(516) 922-4788
Main phone line for Sagamore Hill NHS.

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