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
We are open again! Come and visit!!!
Our renovation project has completed and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is open to the public. Come on down!
We are no longer issuing park passes.
Regretfully, as of May 1, 2015, all National Park Passes are no longer issued from Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. Here are ways to get one.
He always had a story to tell.
Theodore Roosevelt had many adventures and stories to tell, but have you heard these?
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!
Young Artists Rejoice!
Attention artists, age 14 and under. Submit your Theodore Roosevelt-inspired artwork for display in our ‘Theodore Roosevelt Art Exhibition'.
Attention all Boy and Girl Scouts...
Earn your Scout Ranger or Girl Scout Ranger awards by visiting us and other NPS sites.
Mittie, Thee, and the North/South Divide
Confederate Southern belle marries elite New York City bachelor just prior to the Civil War...and their child becomes president? Yes!