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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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Address: 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 260-1616
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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Great place to visit with your kids

I been in this museum about 5 times, is so much to see and Learn the you need more then two times. This museum is the best to visit in New York City, so educational and fun and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Raquel M

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Don't let the rude staff put you off. If you're interested in Theodore Roosevelt this brown stone building is a must. A recreation of the original building it's filled with Roosevelt memorabilia. The tours are highly informative and the guide, not a warm and fuzzy type, is extremely knowledgeable.

Thank movingon014
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I been in this museum about 5 times, is so much to see and Learn the you need more then two times. This museum is the best to visit in New York City, so educational and fun and you get your workout😉.

Thank Raquel M
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1,278 reviews
640 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's a nice tour of a replica brownstone residence. Lots of good information on the Roosevelt family. Nice tour guide, and I doubt think it's very crowded.

Thank Bernardo F
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank Greg C
London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
661 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 571 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 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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!

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Granby, Connecticut
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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 

1 Thank Alexander860
Cincinnati, Ohio
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141 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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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.

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