We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 260-1616
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for...
This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for renovation and accessibility improvements. Once begun, the project will take approximately nine months. The site is scheduled to reopen in 2016. 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 91 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great Tour - Interesting House - Very Factual

Learned a great deal about the Roosevelt Family and New York during a time in American History that isn't always so covered. The President's father was perhaps even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Greg C

Similar Things to Do in New York City

Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Learned a great deal about the Roosevelt Family and New York during a time in American History that isn't always so covered. The President's father was perhaps even more accomplished than his famous son and granddaughter. The first floor could be presented a bit better but is still interesting. The upper floors are fascinating.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
454 reviews
395 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Closed as of May 1st, will reopen by the end of the year. Take the N or R lines to E. 23rd Street and combine with a view of the Flatiron Building. In the three blocks south from Flatiron to E 20th, you will pass several great restaurants (Italian, Russian, Seafood, Japanese, Thai) at all cost levels. Turn right onto... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Period Decoration & atmosphere but not the actual home. Was a disappointment and would not recommend. If you want to understand Theodore Roosevelt ,and experience his dynamism, visit his Home in Oyster Bay,New York. You will never forget it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Granby, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I visited the TR Birthplace in March. The tour was well attended, about 20 people. The guide was extemely well versed in TR history and passionate about his subject. The house is kept accurate to how it was when Teddy lived there, it truly is a treasure for anyone interested in this unique historical figure. The small museum in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We arrived early one Saturday morning and took the first tour. There were only 8 or 9 of us on the tour with several children and the guide made the trip very interesting for us. We all learned so much. Our 10 year old participated in the Junior Ranger program and received a badge for her effort. The museum is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our tour guide was well-informed (and very patient with picture taking). We had a small group of five on our tour and it was the perfect size. There is a video, which is more geared toward children, but adults will enjoy the opportunity to sit for a while. Only complaint, wish the screen was much larger. Some of the displays... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beginning May 1, 2015 and for about 9 months the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Historic site will be closed for renovation to improve accessibility. The website gives information about obtaining stamps for the National Parks passport book.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a happy accident. The Park Guides are so knowledgeable and their stories so rich you can't help leaving with a greater sense of citizen responsibility. Fascinating and important, the focus on TeeDes life as a boy is inspiring.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York, NY
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the building where President Theodore Roosevelt was born. Teddy was the only president born in New York City and he lived here as a young boy (until age 14), batting serious illness. He later became known as a naturalist, outdoorsman, governor and is one of 4 presidents depicted on Mt. Rushmore. It all started here in this upper... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

TR's Birthplace was awesome! The unassuming brownstone is NYC's hidden gem. The museum portion is small but interesting. It houses Roosevelt's Rough Riders uniform as well as the shirt he was wearing and the notebook he was carrying during the 1912 assassination attempt. There are also panels of quotes. (This guy had so many great lines!) In terms of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Naperville, Illinois
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
Explore this neighborhood