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

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Are you a first time visitor to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace? If so, click here for an introductory film to get you oriented!

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Parks as classrooms

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Programming & Special Events

Due to COVID-19, the site remains closed. However, we are continuing to provide virtual programs.

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Get your Passport Stamp!

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Take the Virtual Tour

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Teedie

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

In times like these...

In times like these...

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

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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.

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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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TR's life stories

Learn more about Theodore Roosevelt's life & times

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: May 9, 2021

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28 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003

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(212) 260-1616

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