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Wilcox Mansion - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 884 0095
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Ranked #8 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States at this lovely site, the Wilcox Mansion, in 1901, after the assassination... more » Owner description: Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States at this lovely site, the Wilcox Mansion, in 1901, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and turn-of-the-century America. Visitors can also view period gardens and tour nearby historic neighborhoods. « less
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great visit here on our day trip to Buffalo, tour guide was very helpful and informative. If your interested in the life of Teddy Roosevelt you'll enjoy seeing this house where he took the oath of office.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This site has been host to Presidents,( TR's inaugural). It was a leg on the Underground Railway and was barracks and fort during the war of 1812. The real gem is the history of our society and how Theodore Roosevelt change and influenced our politics and humanity to immigrants and the working class. He was a champion of eliminating corruption... More

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Buffalo, NY
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent information and displays covering this period in Buffalo's History with President McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Well maintained and I would encourage anyone interested in this historic time to plan a visit here.

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Excellent experience. Come and see Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural site because it reflects such an important time in history. The 1901 Pan American exposition as well as the assassination of President McKinley. Buffalo has a rich history and unequalled architecture.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Our tour guide was very nice and a wealth of information! This building is a must-see for anyone visiting the Buffalo area. My boys and i learned so much about such a tragic day in this country's history as well as a lot about one of the best presidents this country has ever had. Great gift shop too1

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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Anyone interested in American history, New York history for unexpected places of historical significance, you should visit this wonderful place. You can drive by it many times and not realize the importance. You owe it to yourself and your children to bring them there.

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Fredonia, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We've visited many National Monuments and Historical Sites but until recently we had missed this one which is very close to our home in western NY. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is superb. They do an absolutely outstanding job of engaging both adults and kids in the history of turn of the 20th century Buffalo, NY, the Pan-Am Exposition of... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I went on Veterans Day and we pleasantly surprised to find admission was half price that day but even at full price it would be well worth it! The guided tour started with an interactive display of the Pan American Exhibition that was being held in Buffalo at the time of the McKinley assassination and TR's subsequent... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Can't say enough positive about the house, the memorabilia and Tim, our tour guide. If you are hooked on American history and you are in that area, do treat yourself to it!

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Madison, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I learned some new things on my visit here. Tour guide was friendly and very informative. The building is well kept. Too bad the restaurant that used the building before it became a National Site removed some original walls and wood trim.

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