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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Admission and Guided Tour
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Admission and Guided Tour

By Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$12.83
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Ages 0-120, max of 15 per group
Duration: 45–60 minutes
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  • Guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 67598P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Free off-street parking is available behind the TR Site and is accessible from Delaware Avenue or Franklin Street
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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About the operator

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Kuvasz1988
Kuvasz1988
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Love This Place
As A Big TR Fan it was such a perfect place for me to visit. To be in the place of his inauguration was so awesome
joypB3768JJ
joypB3768JJ
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Site of Teddy Roosevelt Inauguration
This is a very interesting spot and you'll learn some history about President McKinley and TR who was inaugurated t
William F
William F
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An Important But Lesser Known Story
The site goes well beyond just being the place where TR became president; it puts the era of Gilded Age industriali
winthedb
winthedb
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Historical gem
Well presented story leading up to the assassination of McKinley and the swearing in of Teddy Roosevelt. Great hist
Travelaroundwithdawn
Travelaroundwithdawn
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Loved the Tou
The actors do so well at making you feel like you are back in time nd watching it all unfold. This is great for ki
SimpsonTide985
SimpsonTide985
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Hidden Gem, Presidential History
Buffalo's presidential history is incredibly rich and this place is a great place to understand. The docents are en
hduck50
hduck50
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History lesson
This was a great place to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt. Learn how he became the president and what challenge
Joseph D
Joseph D
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Great tour
we loved the tour, very informative, i liked the interactive displays, great for all ages, the tour guide was grea
taxman1635
taxman1635
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Visit from Mississippi
Very nice museum in downtown Buffalo! The tour guide was very informative & nice. The house is impressive.
RBE-travels
RBE-travels
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Very interesting and well done
This is a great museum... very knowledgeable guided tour with a few "movie" or recorded things to listen to. The m
Jehu720
Jehu720
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A Great Experience
I have been there a lot -- and the Christmas season is a great time to go -- the entire house is decorated for Chri
Voyager773336
Voyager773336
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A Pleasant and Educational Surprise
I had little knowledge of how President Teddy Roosevelt was inaugurated but a tour of this house explained all of t
garyconnie4592
garyconnie4592
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Well worth the visti!
The interactive room prior to the tour was fun and informative. Our guide, Del, did such a wonderful job of taking
SJB_NC
SJB_NC
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Just okay
The historic site was well preserved. The interactive exhibits were fine, but nothing special. It was nice to ha
MrsH0dges
MrsH0dges
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Great History Bite
If you love history this is well worth the time. We had an excellent tour guide and there is lots to see/experience
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Bill K
Spencerport, NY1,420 contributions
Mar 2022
Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office at this nice house seated in downtown Buffalo. I didn't plan this visit and just missed a tour. After talking with the great staff, They let me do a preview of the house seeing the displays in the entrance and the main rooms on first floor which was interesting.

I saw the room he got inaugurated in and Ansley Wilcox's desk where Roosevelt wrote his first official proclamation as President of the United States. I would call ahead if you want the full experience since the guided tour is about an hour long and leaves at certain intervals.

I got a pass from my library for National Parks in NYS and this site is considered one of them. The place has a nice gift shop too.

A must for history buffs, esp those that love politics.
Written April 26, 2022
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Lou L
Long Island, NY144 contributions
As a national park service fan and social studies teacher, this place has been on my bucket list for quite some time. While 2020 has been an odd year for all of us, the recent reopening of this site could serve as the model of how museums can operate during times like this. Times reservations are available online, and only one household is permitted on a tour at once with a max of 6 people. There is metered parking up front and a parking lot directly behind the site for free. You’ll enter the visitor center and be greeted by the tour guides and rangers. There is an opening video that sets the tone for what the site is about. The gift shop is also located here, with arrows controlling crowd flow. This site is unique in that it covers a specific event in time rather than just preserving a home or telling a longer story. Our guide, Brandon was phenomenal. Can’t say enough about how informative he was. The tour begins as the story of the site does, at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo where McKinley was fatally shot. From there you’ll tour the various rooms of the home. What’s great about this site for kids is that it’s very interactive, and despite not being totally accessible the site has been made as sanitized as possible. If you’re questioning going, leave those doubts behind and make a reservation. The team there is great, you can obtain your passport stamps there, and there are hand sanitizers in every room.
Written August 1, 2020
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Stanton H
Thank you so much for this very positive review. As the only park in the entire NPS system with a volunteer Board of Trustees who are charged with the management, maintenance, operations, planning, and interpretation of the TR Inaugural Site, and with no federal employees, I'm delighted to know you enjoyed your visit. And, the fact that you found the measures we have taken made you and your family comfortable is very reassuring. I'll be sure to share your review with both the staff and our volunteer leadership and I thank you so much for taking the time to share your observations. Best regards, Stanton H. Hudson, Jr., Executive Director
Written August 3, 2020
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kay1971_01
Velma, OK23 contributions
Jun 2021
I very much enjoyed our tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. At this time, tours are limited to small groups, and you must make a reservation. The nice man who led our tour was friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to learn a lot about the history of the time and President Roosevelt. There is free parking at the back of the building.
Written June 14, 2021
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Stanton H
We are so glad you decided to visit and delighted that you enjoyed yourselves.
Written June 15, 2021
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,282 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A brilliant site of American history. It is an extraordinary building which is well preserved with original items. It’s hard to comprehend how important the events of Roosevelt were during this national crisis.

To stand in the very room where Roosevelt became President is both humbling and amazing.

There is some free parking on site as time has moved on the city has grown around this house so don’t be thrown off by the new business neighbors

There is a nice film which helps set the stage for your visit

Go enjoy
Written October 23, 2021
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY1,047 contributions
Sep 2020
A very informative museum dealing with the period of the Pan American exhibit in Buffalo in 1901, the subsequent assassination of President McKinley, and the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt.

You see the actual room where Teddy Roosevelt was sworn in and the press he received. This was a learning experience and highlighted the importance of Buffalo, New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Written October 8, 2020
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Stanton H
So glad you enjoyed your visit to our TR Inaugural Site and decided to share your perspective with others. Thank you so much!
Written October 9, 2020
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John Walker
Buffalo, NY11 contributions
Oct 2019
Have been a presedential nerd since I was a kid. Love all the history of our presidents and obviously love my city. This place had a great guided tour and I learned some really fascinating new facts about the assassination of President Mckinley I was not aware of as well as new information about President Roosevelt again I was not aware of. Highly recommend this place for anyone interested in presidential history.
Written January 13, 2020
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Great to have a fellow Buffalonian pleased with our presentation. I hope you're signed up for our monthly e-newsletter. We have great programming and special events throughout the year.
Written March 16, 2020
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Danielle
Maine78 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Lots of information about Teddy, how he came to be President and the things he implemented our country. We watched 3 videos and although our tour guide was very knowledgeable, we did feel rushed thru it. He told us we could take pics, but we weren't in a room long enough to take to many. We were the only 2 in this guided tour and it was the last one of the day. If you're into Presidential history, this is worth your time.
Written November 18, 2020
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Stanton H
I’m sorry you felt rushed and would like to look into this. Could you please let me know the date of your visit? My email is shudson@trsite.org Thank you. Stanton Hudson Executive Director
Written November 19, 2020
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,818 contributions
Sep 2020
What a wonderful experience! Call ahead or book on line before you go. There is free parking available on site and the price is reasonable. They have a stocked giftshop full of Roosevelt items. The tour itself was extremely informative about the president and other key figures surrounding the assassination and assumption of the presidency. There is even an opportunity to have your picture taken at a replica White House office desk and enjoy interactive video exhibits.
Written September 8, 2020
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where2nextbabe
Troy, MO586 contributions
Aug 2022
We learned a lot about Teddy through the tour and various wall displays throughout the house. We love old houses and the history behind them. So to tour an old house that has ties with a President was wonderful.

I think we spent about an hour or so here. There is a small parking lot behind the house. There is an ally way on the right side of the house. You actually look like you are going to an ATM, but right passed the ATM is the parking lot. You can enter through the back of the house. They have a great interactive item at the end of the tour and then you are allowed to stay and read all the displays at your own leisure.

Glad we came!
Written August 24, 2022
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Stanton H
We are glad you visited, too-and delighted you found the tour worthwhile and enjoyable. Thanks so much for sharing it with others.
Written August 25, 2022
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lm10737
3 contributions
I’m glad we went, but I would have liked more depth about Theodore Roosevelt’s career prior to becoming president and how he ended up being vice-president. The information seemed superficial and didn’t add much to my knowledge of Theodore Roosevelt. I would have like to have known why McKinley was assasinated It was very much a snapshot in time with little detail on either side.
Written October 15, 2022
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Stanton H
Thank you for these valuable insights. We are currently making some modifications to the current tour and will certainly take your thoughtful comments into serious consideration for a more satisfying experience for future visitors.
Written October 17, 2022
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