The Childhood of a Renowned President

This is the boyhood home of the first U.S. president to be 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." Read More

Color image of Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor and children

Theodore's 162nd Birthday Anniversary

Come virtually celebrate the anniversary of TR's birthday

Sepia image of TR & rough Riders

Veterans Day 2020

Explore our online exhibit featuring images of TRs involvement with the Spanish American War

In times like these...

In times like these...

An important message from the National Park Service regarding peaceful assembly and participation.

Image of Theodore as a child.

Teedie

Watch the park film, Teedie, to learn about Theodore's formative years!

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Take the Virtual Tour

Can't visit Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace? Take a virtual tour wherever you are in the world!

Image of Theodore Roosevelt, his wife and six children

Family is Important!

Learn about those who were influential on TR

'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.

Image of TR's neighborhood-LOC

Directions and Transportation

Click here for more details on how to find Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace!

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The story of the re-created birthplace.

Learn the story behind the re-created structure you can tour today!

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How did New York look when TR was a kid?

Learn how the neighborhood appeared when TR was a child.

Young Theodore Roosevelt in his christening gown.

Kids and Youth

Theodore Roosevelt's admiration for children and youthful attitude was one of his hallmarks. This section contains many activities for kids.

Last updated: October 23, 2020

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