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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003 (Flatiron District)
(212) 260-1616
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Ranked #121 of 830 attractions in New York City
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Ellicott City MD
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A few minute walk from Gramercy Park, this historic home is a great repository of Teddy Roosevelt Items. The ranger on duty was quite knowledgeable and helfpul. The 25 minute film on the early life of Teddy Roosevelt was quite well done. However, the exhibits were undergoing some changes so we didn't see much of that. Combine this place with... More

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As a Theodore Roosevelt admirer I was determined to visit the rebuilt place of his birth and was very impressed by the building. The tour takes you to five period rooms furnished with original and period pieces and the guide tells you lots about Roosevelt's family and early life, in addition to general information about life in New York for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visited with our kids, ages 9 and 16, and we all enjoyed the house. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable and gave us a thorough history of NYC as well. Tours are given on the hour so plan accordingly.

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Long Beach, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I arrived at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site about 30 minutes before the 1pm tour. Greeted by a Park Ranger at the front desk, I put my name on the 1pm tour list. Several people came later and were asked to join the 2pm tour, as the 1pm tour was now full. There are a few things to... More

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were wandering around the Flatiron neighborhood just killing time after an overpriced lunch at Eataly, and we stumbled across the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, using (and I'm not being paid to say this) the Trip Advisor iPhone App (search nearby things to do)! We got in just before the last tour of the day and week, and... More

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Located off a side street of broadway is the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. I can't say enough about this little museum. 1. It's Free 2. Its run by the National Park Service, the same folks who care for Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Independence Hall 3. The staff was extremely welcoming and knowledgable about their site. They made us feel right at home.... More

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Oceanside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very informative. Our guide, Keith, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Because renovations are ongoing, most of the display cases on the lower level were still empty. My kids enjoy doing the Junior Ranger activities at National Parks and Historic Sites and this was no exception.

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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is where one of America's most popular presidents began his life. The house, however, is not the original - it was demolished already during his lifetime, & was reconstructed by his relatives in 1923. Original furnishings have been supplied by family members. The museum on the bottom floor is already interesting, but a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We recently visitied the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS, and it was wonderful. The Park Ranger had recently installed a great photographic exhibit that highlighted TR in action. The first floor musuem is still kinda bare but they are working on it. The film was very good even though it was done in the 1970's. The real highlight is the tour... More

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mason city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We learned a lot about Teddy Roosevelt. Movie informative but shown on a very old TV. Our guide, mike , was excelkent. Display cases are mostly bare..

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