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“Site with an interesting story to tell” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
+1 716-884-0095
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Ranked #10 of 167 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Brooklyn, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Site with an interesting story to tell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The self guided tour was interesting and the docents are eager to talk to visitors. Not much of the interior is original but they do try and provide lots of information and some interactive exhibits.

Visited October 2011
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Cloquet, Minnesota
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“Thought it would take 1 hour....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Anyone who is interested in the nuances of History REALLY needs to visit this historic site. We visited on a road trip with another family bringing our 4 kids (total). They had a blast! A highpoint is the "Presidential Desk" upstairs that allows you to interactively make decisions on issues. It then takes of photo of you "making the decision" and sends it home to your e mail...neat! Pair this with a trip to the McKinley Assassination site up the road, and you have a nice history lesson. A very well-maintained, interesting, attraction! Nice gift ship too.

Visited June 2011
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Buffalo, New York
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Great little tour! If you even have a passing interest in local and/or U.S. history you should go on this tour. The exhibits are affective in taking you back to the mood of the country in 1901 and some of the challenges that faced the nation. What a shame the Milburn house could not be saved.

Visited February 2012
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“Better than expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

An entire exhibit about Roosevelt and his inauguration refurbished in 2009.

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Buffalo, New York
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“Awesome historic outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

A very nice museum with a guided tour and self guided tour and interactive things to do as well. Drove around the block a few times looking for parking to find out there is parking behind the museum.

Visited February 2012
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