The Childhood of a Renowned President

Only one U.S. president was born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th President and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the "strenuous life."

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is closed.

We are completing needed renovation work and anticipate a reopening in Early October 2016. The date will be released here when established.

Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition

Young Artists Rejoice!

Attention artists, age 14 and under. Submit your Theodore Roosevelt-inspired artwork for display in our ‘Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'.

‘The Roosevelts- An Intimate History’- A PBS documentary.

Wait…we’re in this film.

You may have seen the PBS documentary, ‘The Roosevelts- An Intimate History’. Did you know that much of the first episode was filmed here?

 Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit 23 national park sites around NYC.

Visiting T.R.'s hometown? Use our app!

Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit 23 national park sites around NYC. Free downloads for iPhone and Android!

'Teddy Doodle' by Koppler

An Array of T.R. Political Cartoons

Theodore Roosevelt was beloved by political cartoonists who created lighthearted lampoons of his many pursuits.

Theodore Roosevelt's trademark smile.

He always had a story to tell.

Theodore Roosevelt had many adventures and stories to tell, but have you heard these?

A Boy Scout and a Girl Scout saluting.

Attention all Boy and Girl Scouts...

Earn your Scout Ranger or Girl Scout Ranger awards by visiting us and other NPs sites.

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Mailing Address:

28 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003

Phone:

(212) 260-1616

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