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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Women's History Month

Come celebrate Women's History Month! Theodate Pope Riddle, a female architect re-created Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace.

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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.

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Take the Virtual Tour

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

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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!

Theodore Roosevelt's trademark smile.

Who was Theodore Roosevelt?

Read about Theodore Roosevelt's many adventures and stories.

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Roosevelt Pets

The Roosevelt children had lots of pets! Read about them here.

Last updated: March 10, 2019

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