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."
The Childhood of a Renowned President
'The Roosevelt Women' - A tribute.
Celebrate Women's History Month with us for a free, special presentation on Friday, 3/24/17 at 12:00 Noon. Call and reserve your seat now!
Roosevelt on the River
Honoring National Park Week! On April 15, 4th and 5th graders will learn about T.R.'s river adventures and earn a junior ranger patch.
An Array of T.R. Political Cartoons
Theodore Roosevelt was beloved by political cartoonists who created lighthearted lampoons of his many pursuits.
Young Artists Rejoice!
Attention artists, age 14 and under. Submit your Theodore Roosevelt-inspired artwork for display in our ‘Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'.
Find your national parks around NYC.
Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit national parks, with 23 different locations, throughout New York Harbor.
Sorry, park passes no longer issued here
We regret that as of May 1, 2015, National Park Passes are no longer issued from Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, but here are ways to get one