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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

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Address: 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: +1 716-884-0095
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Description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in...
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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This museum is really so much more than I anticipated. It covers not only Teddy Roosevelt's unexpected inauguration but also his years as president and many of the issues he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is really so much more than I anticipated. It covers not only Teddy Roosevelt's unexpected inauguration but also his years as president and many of the issues he faced. Then it compares those issues to those we face today. The tour guide was amazing and the exhibits highly interactive.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The tour of The Wilcox Mansion which Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office is very nicely done. Los of historical details included. Free parking directly behind the mansion.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was on my way out of town when I realized this site was too close to my hotel to skip. The docents are highly knowledgeable, so take advantage of the guided tour if you can. In addition to being the site of an important event in US history, the site gives you an appreciation of buffalo when it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved the tour, it was way more than we bargained for. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, kind & friendly. Overall very multidimensional in educating us, not only oral presentstions, but hands on, both textual and interactive. The only reason I don't give this site a 5 is because the desk service was not very welcoming. We spent nearly... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic walk into the past! We enjoyed our guide Jim's insightful narrative on the days up to, on, and following Teddy Roosevelt's swearing-in to be President after McKinley's death. They re-created the moments in the Wilcox house to make you think you were there when it happened. A must see when in Buffalo.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An excellent history experience at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural site- complemented by the first class guides and exhibits- a highly recommended visit when in Buffalo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped by on our way home from Niagara Falls; from past experiences of visiting Presidential Birthplaces and homes, wasn't expecting much; however, was impressed with the grounds and tour. I do most of these stops with the intent on providing my school-aged son with a hands-on experience of our history, so when they discuss History in school he'll have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the events leading up to Teddy Roosevelt's inauguration and why the inauguration took place at the Wilcox House. There are displays that explain the issues of the day. You stand in the room where Roosevelt was sworn in. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We like history. & this place is full of history. The site of T.Roosevelt's inauguration after the death of Mckinley. There is audio help throughout. We actually got to sit at a replica of the White House desk & make a newspaper cover page. To see the rooms with the original settings is just wonderful. We were so happy that... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Enjoyed the tour very much. Very informative and learned a lot. Highly recommended. The guide was very knowledgeable.

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