By Reservation Field Trips

Tours and educational programs are available for all ages.

The fee for most school tours is $3.00 per student.

All group tours of ten or more are required to have advance reservations. In order to allow us to schedule necessary staff and volunteers, we ask that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance. However, in order to ensure that the tour date of your preference is available, earlier is better.

To make reservations, call 716-884-0096.

Due to space limitations, our capacity is limited, and we cannot accommodate two groups at once. Maximum group size is 50 persons.

A student/chaperone ratio of about 10/1 is recommended. Expect that tour groups larger than 12 will be divided up into smaller groups of 10-12 persons during your visit. Each of the small tour sub- groups should have a chaperone with them. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for maintaining discipline during the visit.

Museum Tour

Grade 4 and up

1 hour for up to 25 persons, 2 hours for 25-50

This guided tour takes you back to September 1901 to be witness to the history-altering events surrounding President McKinley's death and Roosevelt's inauguration. Hear Roosevelt's concerns as he prepares to take office, and be present for his fateful inauguration. Self-guided exhibits continue the story, exploring the impact that Roosevelt's presidency had upon the nation.

Additional education programs can extend your visit and enhance learning through grade-specific standards and common core linked lessons and hands-on skill-building activities.

Available at TR SIte or at Your Location

The TR Inaugural Site takes seriously its role in educating future generation of Americans, and welcomes school groups to the Site at discounted rates. We offer an engaging and dramatic tour experience and curriculum-linked education programs for all grade levels.

Can’t make it to the TR Site? We also have a wide selection of education programs available as outreach programs that can come to you!

Please check TRSite.org for more information, or contact us at 716-884-0095 to schedule a visit for your school!

ALL programs can be offered at the TR Site with a museum tour, or can be conducted at your location.

ALL programs include a visual presentation and a hands-on skill-building activity.


Teddy Bear Story Hour

Audience: Grade K, 40 student maximum

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: K.8, K.8a, K.8b

Common Core:

Reading Standards: 5, 6, 7, 10

Speaking and Listening Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Description: Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the history of the teddy bear and of TR. A short story will be read aloud.


Teddy Bear History

Audience: Grades K-4, maximum 40 students

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Description: Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the history of the teddy bear and of TR.


President Theodore Roosevelt & His Family

Audience: Grade 1, 40 student maximum

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 1.1, 1.2a, 1.5b, 1.5c, 1.7a, 17.b, 1,7c, 1.7d, 1.8a, 1,8b

Common Core:

Speaking and Listening Standards: 1, 2, 3

SS Practices: A.2, A.3, A.5, B.1, B.2, F.7

Description: Students will learn facts about TR, his presidency, and the history of the Roosevelt family.


Mount Rushmore & Theodore Roosevelt

Audience: Grade 2, 40 student maximum

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 2.3, 2.3a, 2.3d

Common Core:

Reading Standard: 1, 2

SS Practices: A.6, B.3, B.4, B.5, C.3

Description: Students will learn facts about Mount Rushmore, TR, and his presidency. The presentation answers questions about Mt. Rushmore, focusing on "Who, What, Where, When, and Why?"


Global Citizenship

Audience: Grade 3, maximum 40 students

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 3.1a, 3.7d, 3.8, 3.8a, 3.8b, 3.8c

Common Core:

Speaking and Listening Standards: 4, 5, 6

SS Practices: A.1, C.1, C.3, D.1, F.1, F.4, F.8

Description: Students will define community and what consists of a local community; define citizenship and the various levels of citizenship including local, national, and global citizens; define human rights; and learn about President Roosevelt's efforts to support child labor laws and food and drug regulations.


Buffalo: My City, The City of Light

Audience: Grade 4

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 4.6e, 4.6f

Common Core:

SS Practices: A.1, A. 2, A.6, B.1, B.3

Description: Students will learn about inventor Nikola Tesla and the use of alternating current in Buffalo, New York; trace the development of electricity in Western New York; learn about the Pan American Exposition World's Fair on 1901 in Buffalo, New York; and learn about the inauguration of President Roosevelt in Buffalo, New York.


Who is Theodore Roosevelt?

Audience: Grades 5-7 or 9-12, maximum 40 students

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Description: Students will learn about the life and family of TR; and learn about the lasting impacts of the presidency of TR.


The Progressive Era & President Theodore Roosevelt

Audience: Grade 8, maximum 40 students

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 8.2e

Common Core:

SS Practices: A.1, A.2, B.3, B.5, C.2

Description: Students will define and understand the Progressive Era in the United States; identify important individuals of the Reform Movement such as: Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B du Bois; and understand TR's presidential impact on the Progressive Era.


The Progressive Era & President Theodore Roosevelt

Audience: Grade 11, maximum 40 students

Program Length: 45 minutes/1 hour

Standards: 11.5b

Common Core:

Reading Standards: 1, 2, 4, 8

Speaking and Listening: 5, 6

Description: Students will define and understand the Progressive Era in the United States; identify important individuals of the Reform Movement such as: Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B du Bois; and understand TR's presidential impact on the Progressive Era.

Classroom Resources

Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration is an integral part of American history. To help you share the story in your classroom, the National Park Service's Teaching With Historic Places has developed a lesson plan entitled Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: Birthplace of the Modern Presidency. The curriculum includes both reading material and activities, and provides a rich opportunity for your students to learn about the people, places, and events surrounding the inauguration.

This document-based lesson plan that can be found at http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/77troosevelt/77troosevelt.htm

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