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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
+1 212-260-1616
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Hidden Gem & Its Free!

What a great find this was! And really it only popped onto my radar because I was going to be... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
pookala
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Worth a Visit

Getting to Roosevelt's home is easy by subway to Union Square Park. It's a short walk to the... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
teachers55
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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in Manhattan. It is a national historic site managed by the National Park Service. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms with original objects that relate the story of young Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Flatiron District
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"his life"
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"every hour on the hour"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find this was! And really it only popped onto my radar because I was going to be dining in the neighborhood. It's run by the National Park Service and they give frequent tours throughout the day, check their websites for time. The...More

Thank pookala
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Getting to Roosevelt's home is easy by subway to Union Square Park. It's a short walk to the historic site. It is well worth a visit, especially if you have read David McCullough's book Morning on Horseback because you will see all the "stuff" you...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Took the train from Connecticut to the Big Apple. Our first stop was Roosevelt’s Birthplace. This is run by the National Park System and as with all of their managed property’s , this is a gem. We started out with a short movie, spent some...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This national park site on 20th street is fascinating. Excellent 45 minute guided tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace. Well worth the time. Found out things I never knew! Please consider supporting this gem.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our historical experience at the museum. The exhibits had real historic items from TR’s past—but the exhibits were either getting cycled out or were being updated which was a bit disappointing as some items had nothing and some were missing information plaques. The...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

After a recent visit to his Sagamore home, visiting here adds an invaluable picture of what built him into the great man he became. They have a 30 min video (no reservation) that is a great introduction right before the tour. But the tour itself...More

1  Thank Hatzlacha
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

A small museum but very informative on the early life of Teddy Roosevelt. Tours are essential if you want to see the upstairs of the home. Tours begin at 10 am but if you arrive early you can also view a short film on the...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively small historic home and a short tour but I highly recommend it. The National Park Service does an excellent, informative tour. TR had an interesting family and childhood, very well represented here.

1  Thank Bluenose934
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

If you love national history, visit this place. You will get a much better understanding of who Theodore Roosevelt was. There is a room of exhibits. The man was quite the person. I highly recommend stopping by. There is a tour, but I missed the...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a fabulous recreation of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. The actual original building was torn down. The interiors were recollected by family members and should fairly represent the property at the time of his birth. If you are a Teddy fan, you should drop in...More

1  Thank Ken L
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acmbraun
November 17, 2017|
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Response from arthur w | Reviewed this property |
i can't help you with information about the r/v, but the 2 closest train stations are 14th st./union square (multiple trains stop here) or the 23 st. stop on the 6 train. the mta has an excellent web site to help you... More
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Mojiepojie1
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Travelwaves | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the answer but check the subway map for a close match and the bus routes. We were on one of the double decker tourist buses that stopped nearby
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According to their website (nps.gov/thrb/planyourvisit/hours) they should be open on New Year's Day: "Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The site is closed on the following... More
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