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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
+1 716-884-0095
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Ranked #4 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and consequential issues of the day no less important to citizens more than a century later. Visitors can also tour nearby historic neighborhoods.

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Buffalo, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site, known locally as the Wilcox Mansion. We had never been there despite her parents having had their wedding reception there back in 1947. As others have said, this was the site of Teddy Roosevelt's inauguration after the assassination of President William McKinley during the Pan American Exposition in 1901.... More 

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Western New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This recently updated historic site is so much more than a home where an inauguration took place. The home stays true to its time in decor and feeling but the rooms and hallways have taken on new life in lively display about America in 1901 -- history, culture, manners, events all so well portrayed.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This building, across from our hotel, housed the place that Teddy Roosevelt was inaugurated after the murder of President McKinley. It had an excellent combination of tour guide, exhibits and interactive videos. There was no problem lingering. It was wonderful interpretation of the times and challanges President Roosevelt faced. It was $10 well worth it($7 for seniors and students)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place is wonderful. I think it is easily the best attraction in Buffalo, especially if you like history. We went here and to the Manuscript Museum just up the street for my birthday, and it was great.

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earlville, ny
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42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wonderful attraction, the most amazing displays, interactive.GREAT tour guide!! To think that history actually happened right there! Great parking ,great bathroom and coat hall. Small but very nice gift shop. $10 gets you a tour and plenty of time to spend on your own. Super clean through out, exhibits have a timely connection to issues of today. Some reproductions but... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The museum is small but very well kept. Actually, this is the house of Mr Wilcox (his friend). The presentation (which includes, pictures, sounds and movies) is really very informative and, in some way, you'll be transported back in time to 1901. Only U$S 10 p/ adult After that, if you have a couple of more hours, take Delaware Ave... More 

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wilmington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I felt like we weren't told that we'd have to wait 30 minutes to go on a guided tour when we bought tickets. Then we waited and saw one room, then were seated to watch a 15 minute movie, then saw another room and that was it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historical Site is a nice Historical building, and as in the name, where Past President Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated. This is a nice place when visiting Buffalo you are going to want to see.

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New Jersey
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had some free time in Buffalo and stopped by the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and extremely enjoyable to listen to. Its not a major historical site, but they have a lot of good information and if you have some free time its not a bad way to spend an hour or so.

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Oneonta,New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Teddy sworn in at this house after assassination of McKinley. Museum is small but noteworthy. If you enjoy history it is worth the visit.

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