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
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.
He always had a story to tell.
Theodore Roosevelt had many adventures and stories to tell, but have you heard these?
An Array of T.R. Political Cartoons
Theodore Roosevelt was beloved by political cartoonists who created lighthearted lampoons of his many pursuits.
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.
Wait…we’re in this film.
You may have seen the PBS documentary, ‘The Roosevelts- An Intimate History’. Did you know that much of the first episode was filmed here?
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
Last updated: August 4, 2018