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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 #6 of 94 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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Buffalo, New York
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233 reviews 233 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Dropped in to refresh my memory of all the changes that have been made to the site as I have been visiting since the early 70s. You can only go through the Wilcox Mansion on a guided tour nowadays. Much information is given via videos and tour guides. The guides do an excellent job, not only dispensing information, but also... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tour guide at this historic site was extremely knowledgeable about the inauguration site for Theodore Roosevelt. The home was very impressive and we were able to take digital images of the various rooms as long as we did not use a flash. Great way to spend some quality time in Buffalo.

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Buffalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The multi-media display at the Wilcox Mansion is very well designed and presented. It gives you a good idea of the assassination of McKinley and the inauguration of Roosevelt. The building is nicely renovated.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is where Teddy Roosevelt was inaugurated and his presidency began due to the death of President William McKinley from an assassins bullet. The Wilcox home is beautiful and the museum presents an excellent timeline of the Pam Am Exposition and the world at that time. Upstairs you can sit at the presidential desk and choose to sign or veto... More

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had little knowledge of this slice of American history and made the trip from Ontario to make a day trip of the Wilcox Estate and Darwin Martin house (which are not far apart) Excellent guide. Interactive displays. Yes you can take inside photos! Free parking and reasonable entrance charge, nice gift shop. Tour lasts about an hour but there... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful mansion where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated. Excellent history and knowledge of the Pan Am Exposition and what was going on in the world at the time. What did Teddy think of taking over the Presidency. Definitely worthwhile.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Run by the National Park Service - very well done - lots of history here ; recommend some time checking out their stuff after the tour.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The tour asks you to step back to 1901, and pretend you are experiencing the days leading up to the McKinley assassination and the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt. There are also many interactive displays that you can explore at your leisure. You'll be amazed by the PanAmerican exhibition story.

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King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Museum is about 5 minutes off of I-190. Plenty of free parking behind the museum. Starts with a film, then a tour of the bottom floor of the house and a 10 minute audio/visual discussion of issues facing Roosevelt when he became president. Upstairs were several interactive touch screen items that my kids liked, including a desk where the kids... More

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Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I did not know that President Roosevelt was Inaugurated in Buffalo until my recent trip to the annual Allentown Art Festival. As we walked through the festival, we came across this National Historic Site. Not only was is an accident that we found it, it was great timing too...the entrance fee was half price. Finding out about the City of... More

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