'Teedie' - A Film by Edmond Levy
'Teedie' is a film that chronicles the life of young Theodore Roosevelt in 1870 during a very pivotal time in his existence. This is the same film that is shown to visitors at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. To view this film, please click on the links below.
The unassuming house at 28 E. 20th St. in Manhattan is easy to overlook. When it was built, it was one of many brownstone townhouses that characterized residential New York City architecture in the mid-19th century. The site, however, was the birthplace and childhood home of Theodore Roosevelt- naturalist, outdoorsman, soldier, New York state governor, and the nation's 26th President. Roosevelt and his family lived in the house between 1854 and 1872 when they moved to west 57th street and fifth avenue. Thus Roosevelt was born in the house, and spent his formative early childhood years, before moving at the age of 14.
The historic site consists of five period rooms, two museum galleries, a research library, auditorium, and a gift shop. The site was independently operated for 40 years, before the [Roosevelt] Memorial Association donated it in 1962 to the National Park Service, and it became Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. 2013 will be the 50th Anniversary of the birthplace as a unit of the National Park Service. Today, the birthplace and museum stand as a tribute to the incredible life and legacy of one of the nation’s greatest presidents, the only president to hail from New York City.* Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. Ranger lead guided tours are available every hour (except noon) from 10 AM to 4 PM each day. Come see how one of the nation's most beloved president grew up in New York City.
The Sights and Sounds of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt had the unique good fortune of being president during the infancy of sound recording and silent motion pictures. He utilized the media to its fullest. Many silent films and recordings of Theodore were created, thanks to Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions, the motion picture camera and the wax cylinder method of sound recording.
Learn about Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
National Historic Site from a ranger!
Join Ranger Daniel Prebutt as he discusses the 1912 assassination attempt on Roosevelt for 'Mysteries at the Museum', originally aired on The Travel Channel in 2010.
View a virtual house tour from the C-SPAN video library that was aired in 1996.
Last updated: March 7, 2021