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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Address: 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003 (Flatiron District)
Phone Number: (212) 260-1616
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Ranked #68 of 614 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in New York City. The site...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in New York City. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms that relate the story of young Teddy Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is one more reason I love the National Parks Service. The only way to see the house is on a free tour, and the park ranger who took us around was so knowledgeable. Tours are on the hour most hours but don't cut it too close -- we were here on the Saturday after Christmas and some people were... More 

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nyc
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

How could I have lived in NYC all these years and missed this absolutely terrific site! Yesterday my teenage son and I went to Theodore Roosevelt's (reconstructed) childhood home filled with the most extraordinary memorabilia. After a brief film about his childhood, we went on a 40 minute tour of his house. Our tour guide, Alice S., was outstanding. She... More 

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NW Arkansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you enjoy US Presidential historic sites, you'll enjoy this area. It can be hot in the summer and fairly crowded- lots of plaques to read

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If in NYC, this place is well worth an hour of your time. As soon as you step into this brownstone, you're transported back in time and provided with a lovely glimpse of history. Free of charge, you can take a photo gallery walk, watch a movie about Teddy's life and join an excellent and interesting tour through the different... More 

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you are a presidential history buff, this is a wonderful pace to visit. It is very well restored and dripping with history of one of our finest presidents. It was free and the tour was excellent.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Really enjoyed this National Historic Site. We found the guides to be friendly and engaging. Several displays and a good film. The tour of the house is about an hour long and we thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like TR and history, you should go. No doubt about it.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I really like to see National Parks and National Historic Sites and T.Roosevelt’s childhood home is one of the few places in NYC under the NPS. We decided to check this place out. There are free tours throughout the day and each lasts about an hour. It is first come first served so be sure to get there early. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited the site the day after Thanksgiving. There was a crowd,but we were still able to get in to the tour about 20 minutes before it started. Plan out your day because the only way you can view the house is by tour. The tour is led by National Park volunteers who are authentic, passionate and informed. Our guide did... More 

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San Diego, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This monument has to be among the smallest national monuments in the United States. It is an exquisite example of upper class, nay, patrician, living during the late 19th Century. I loved the place. The free tour is well worth the time and is the only way to view the upper floors. I recommend it for families with older children,... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've always been a Teddy Roosevelt fan, but this is the first time I've visited his birthplace in New York. It was very enjoyable. The interpretive Ranger did a nice job of pointing out the highlights of the home, and obviously had some passion about his job...and that's always nice. A portion of the museum is undergoing renovation, so until... More 

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