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

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.


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

Ranger talking with visitors in the residence

Take a Ranger-Guided Tour

Taking a ranger-guided tour is the only way to see the residence. Learn when tours are, and how to sign up for one.

Image of Theodore Roosevelt, his wife and six children

Family is Important!

Learn about those who were influential on TR

Image of family nursery

Take the Virtual Tour

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

Image of TR's neighborhood-LOC

Directions and Transportation

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

Image of construction to 28 E. 20th st.

The story of the re-created birthplace.

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

sepia image of 19th street row houses

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: June 5, 2020

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