Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo: Hours, Address, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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kay1971_01
Velma, OK23 contributions
Wonderful tour!
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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SimpsonTide985
Ankeny, IA326 contributions
Hidden Gem, Presidential History
May 2021
Buffalo's presidential history is incredibly rich and this place is a great place to understand. The docents are enthusiastic and fun, there's a lot of interesting interior work and collectibles. However, make sure you make reservations before you go!
Written May 24, 2021
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hduck
Hancock, NY890 contributions
History lesson
Feb 2021 • Couples
This was a great place to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt. Learn how he became the president and what challenges did he have. See where he was sworn in as president. Right now you can take a tour with your family up to 6 people. Make sure call and make a reservation ad you need to at this time.
Written February 26, 2021
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Danielle
Maine76 contributions
Enjoyable
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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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY896 contributions
Wonderful historical tour
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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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,358 contributions
Inauguration of a president
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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MikeI283BL
Milford, CT867 contributions
Outstanding!
We had an outstanding experience busting the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. The staff was very friendly from the minute we walked in. Our tour guide Mark was knowledgeable, friendly, energetic and enthusiastic. He made the history come alive during our tour. He answered all our questions. The tour was worthwhile while visiting Buffalo. They have a large parking lot for visitors. We also enjoyed the gift shop. Thanks for a great experience!
Written August 9, 2020
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Stanton H
We are all delighted to know that you enjoyed your recent tour, especially in light of the modifications we have made to ensure the safety of our visitors. With all the choices from which tourists have to choose while visiting Buffalo, thank you for selecting the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site!
Written August 11, 2020
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Lou L
Long Island, NY144 contributions
Exceptional During These Times
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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Joseph D
Grayslake, IL99 contributions
Great tour
Mar 2020
we loved the tour, very informative, i liked the interactive displays, great for all ages, the tour guide was great
Written March 13, 2020
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We are delighted you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for your feedback.
Written March 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

taxman1635
Waterford, MS128 contributions
Visit from Mississippi
Mar 2020 • Solo
Very nice museum in downtown Buffalo! The tour guide was very informative & nice. The house is impressive.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thanks so much for your positive feedback about your recent visit. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves.
Written March 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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