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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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Description: The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in...
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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Excellent tour, but beware of hours

I had been trying to visit the TR Birthplace for a while, but either couldn't find it or it was closed. Check ahead of time for the days they are closed. But when I finally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
SDonahue13
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Endicott, New York

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Endicott, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had been trying to visit the TR Birthplace for a while, but either couldn't find it or it was closed. Check ahead of time for the days they are closed. But when I finally did get in, there is an excellent museum on the basement floor full of TR artifacts and other things related to the family. The ranger... More 

Glendale, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fascinating tour of the home in which Teddy Roosevelt was born and raised as a young man. Definitely gives you great insight into his youth, the type of household, the family status and background. Doesn't say or convey much about his presidency or the values he stood for politically, and the displays in the "museum" portion are a little dated,... More 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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 

nyc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

NW Arkansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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

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 

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.

Fort Worth, Texas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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 

Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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