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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Virtual programming

Explore the varied stories about Theodore Roosevelt's incredible life!

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.

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House Virtual Tour

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Image of Theodore as a child.

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

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Family is Important!

Learn about those who were influential on TR

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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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Directions and Transportation

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

Last updated: January 14, 2024

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28 East 20th Street
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