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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: 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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A must visit for the history buff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW 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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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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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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Santa Barbara, California
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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.

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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 

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Fort Dix, New Jersey
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While most travelers see the "Big" sites this little museum was largely empty. A chance to see where Teddy Roosevelt was born and to see how his family lived. Worth the stop.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Finding this historic site amidst brownstones a block or two from a busy city was a refreshing surprise. Inside there is a room full of primary sources to look at and read. The exhibit is well organized and maintained. There is also a video, but it's a reenactment from what appears to be the 80s. It's not as good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This historic site is really worth visiting, Historic site gives a lot of interesting and important information. There are exhibits of the clothes and other things used by the President. There are interesting piees of information neatly framed and exhibited in the museum. The Rangers were very friendly. There will be free tour. If you want to gather more information... More 

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