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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 100 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The tour was informative and the staff was very nice. There is a little tour and show to show some historical facts. It's definitely not the most exciting place you'll every go, but it was a good stop on our road trip.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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211 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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102 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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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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