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Students, teachers, and rangers gather on the steps of Theodore Roosevelt Birhplace NHS
Students, teachers, and rangers gather on the steps of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS


Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace: Where History Comes Alive!

Extend the students' classroom into Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site and explore how early childhood influenced America's 26th President.

Take a tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace and explore five period rooms, including the restored library, dining room, parlor, nursery, and master bedroom. Explore the artifacts in these rooms and learn stories of how growing up in Manhattan influenced the man Theodore Roosevelt became.

Explore the youth of our 26th president with a
25-minute film, and learn more about Theodore Roosevelt's adult life within the museum's exhibit gallery that contain a wealth of Roosevelt memorabilia, including family photographs, political cartoons and his Rough Rider uniform. Roosevelt's political career and his activities as an outdoorsman will be discussed in these areas.

Please Note: The upper exhibit gallery, known as the 'Lion's Room', is currently closed for renovations.

image of two rangers sitting at a desk giving a distance learning program to students over the internet
Rangers giving a distance learning program


Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is presenting distance learning programs in coordination with the Presidential Primary Source Project to provide classrooms around the country talks on Theodore Roosevelt!

Watch previously recorded sessions down below:

A Young Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to the Presidency
Theodore Roosevelt, Adventure, and the Outdoors
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Ranger visiting a classroom of students


Curriculum-based programming

Hey teachers! Want to bring your class to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace for a ranger guided tour, or programs? Please email e-mail us

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Field Trip: In this 90-minute program, watch a 25-minute introductory film and explore five period rooms within the residence that show what “Teedie’s” (Theodore Roosevelt’s childhood nickname) childhood house looked like. Learn the early influences on Theodore’s life that would carry through to his adulthood achievements. Good for grades 3+.

Rangers in the Classroom:
Want a ranger to visit your classroom to speak about Theodore Roosevelt? Contact or call 212-260-1616 to request this service.


Last updated: July 18, 2021

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