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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

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Address: 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
Phone Number:
+1 716-884-0095
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in...

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.

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A day in Buffalo

A real trip back in time. It was so lovely to see the home decorated for Christmas. The Victorian tree And gifts were delightful. The tour was informative and entertaining.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Niagara Canada
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Niagara Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real trip back in time. It was so lovely to see the home decorated for Christmas. The Victorian tree And gifts were delightful. The tour was informative and entertaining.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Buffalo for many years, but never went to the Wilcox mansion on Delaware. Ths was a beautiful spot, with lots of history and very interesting that Teddy Roosevelt did the oath of office here after McKinley died. Lots of information I didn't know and very nicely presented!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is thoughtful and engaging. The multimedia displays take you on a journey through the day Roosevelt was inaugurated as well as chronicle the Pan American Exposition and outline the major issues facing the country at that time (many of which remain relevant today). Our tour guide Mark was first-rate and we so appreciated the time he... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's nothing bad about this place. Great grounds, interactive exhibits, tour guide was excellent, thoroughly educational, good facilities for people with special needs and physical challenges while providing a great insight into the time and a comparison with today. 5 stars isn't enough!

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Rockaway Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old son and I visited this National Parks site in between Bills football and chicken wings. I was aware of the history and events that led up to the emergency inauguration but the NPS staff and volunteers really brought history alive! The site is small, but packs a big punch through a great video intro, nice historical... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We obviously visited during a bad time. It was December and the house upstairs had items for sale covering almost every room. It looked like a flea market. There was no way to see the way the house may have been. To be fair, we self guided ourselves. We did not get to hear stories from a guide which may... More 

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Stanton HH H, Manager at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your visit to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site was less than completely satisfactory. During the first week of December (or thereabouts), the Site conducts its Victorian Christmas, a series of fundraising activities and events that, during the past 43 years, has grown to the point where the Site nets more than $50,000. What most people... More 

Beeton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Was not sure to expect and thought it might be boring but our tour guide did a great job and made it a bit more interesting as we went along. The price was reasonable and the location was very easy to find.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

While I am fairly traditional in my love of historical sites, I found this site excellent in its comprehensive approach to an otherwise unknown historical event. This site would appeal to those who are not particularly interested in history with very interesting tour guides and interactive displays.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The Wilcox Mansion was the site where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as President of the United States in 1901. The interactive museum is delightful, fun and informative for children as well as adults. Parking is free.

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Sterling, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The tour is very well done. Excellent staff and uses modern technology for interactive fun. Great for kids and adults alike.

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