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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 99 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley.... more » 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. « less
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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Rather simple, they do their best to establish context. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic, there just isn't much too it. Several interactive exhibits. The photo at the end was quite fun.

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A must see if you're a history buff. This home where Teddy was Inaugurated was spectacular to see. Lots of interactives and the tour guide was fantastic. He gave the tour as if we were present at the time of McKinley's passing. It was so informative and it did actually feel as if you were in the moment! Free parking,... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Cutting edge house museum tour. I'm not even kidding! Very modern: full of interactives and neat uses of technology. Those who like a quieter, more traditional atmosphere might find it a little flashy, but I thought it was really surprising and cool. They told a very clear story and did a nice job of connecting the past and the present... More

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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Never knew this historical site was even there. Being from the Buffalo and all. We happened to pick up a flyer sitting in the kiosk rack at the mall. we had company in for the weekend from out of town and we decided to bring our guests to check it out. Not your normal museum at all. I was impressed... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Really an amazing site, on an otherwise unremarkable urban street, where truly the arc of US development changed in an otherwise impossible-to-predict way. Before Buffalo, TR was really an outcast in McKinley's administration, with progressive views that party handlers hoped to keep out of the way; after McKinley's assassination, the US began to set a tone throughout the world. A... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were not familiar with the events leading to TR's presidency. This was explained very well. Building is very well kept up.

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Cheektowaga, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I could not believe what history took place in this building. It was recently remodeled and is so educational and interactive. The first time I visited we went with our elementary school of K-3rd grades. The children loved it!

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was definitely one of the highlights of our 10 day trip with our daughter and grandchildren. Our guide was excellent and patient with children. He always pointed out things that would be especially interesting to children. We all learned so much more about our 26th president. The kiddies enjoyed the displays, sitting behind the president's desk and earning their... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely loved this! I love visiting any of the National Historic Sites, Parks, etc., and I'm also a sucker for touring old homes. That said, I do think those that normally wouldn't pay to walk through an historic property would still enjoy this. Our tour guide, Del, was extremely entertaining and informative, and he made the experience that much... More

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Albany, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This isn't your mom and dad's house museum. Gone are the days of walking through an old house and looking at the walls. This museum has interactive displays, a very cool presentation on Teddy's inherited problems the country faced, and you can even get your picture behind the presidents desk. Fun for an hour or so on your trip to... More

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