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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
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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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Throughly enjoyed this tour!

If in the Buffalo NY area and interested in early American History, this is a must to visit! A very informative tour learning about the times ( early 1900's) during President... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
P L J
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Moultrie, Georgia
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Moultrie, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If in the Buffalo NY area and interested in early American History, this is a must to visit! A very informative tour learning about the times ( early 1900's) during President Theodore Roosevelt era. Actually toured the room in which President Roosevelt took the oath of office!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting little house where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. A couple of rooms are preserved to appear the way they did in 1901 and the upstairs has information kiosks on the furnishings and history surrounding McKinley's assassination and TR's presidency.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see this little tidbit of history, but it was a little too much video watching for me in one tour. I had had a long day of work before coming so it made me want to fall asleep sitting in the dark. It was nice to finally get to the end and have an interactive portion.... More 

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jdoug31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This experience was a pleasant surprise during a recent visit to Buffalo. The tour guide spoke as if you were really back in 1901. Beautiful house and informative tour.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Late flight out, plane delayed, arrived in buffalo late, rental car lot closed. The next morning we called and found a local rental car place within 1 ½ miles from our hotel. We decided to walk it straight down Delaware Ave. We stopped for coffee and a quick break then continued our hike. Within a few blocks we came upon... More 

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The site took about an hour to tour. The staff were amazing and very helpful. We actually got to meet Teddy Roosevelt (an impersonator of course).

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well presented by speaker who was well spoken and interesting. He used multiple high tech visual aids that would keep young people interested. Audio and kinesthetic learning experiences were also included. They encompassed all pertinent perspectives of the era.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been hoping to get here for some time, and finally made it. Not sure what I was expecting, but I was really disappointed by the experience. There seemed to be a lot of sitting around listening to audio presentations and "interactive" displays, without really a lot of hard information or authentic artifacts.

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

Steve- I'm sorry you were disappointed in your recent visit to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. As you can see from our ranking and comments of other visitors, the overwhelming majority are, indeed, quite pleased with the visitor experience. If I may, let me try to put into context why we offer what we do in the manner... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great treat for history buffs - especially anyone interested in U.S. presidential history. Professionally designed displays - very informative. Convenient location on Delaware Avenue - off street free parking. One of only a few places that a U.S. president has been inaugurated. Staff is welcoming and informative.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I held a customer event at the TR site. From beginning to end the team worked with us on the arrangements. The event was amazing, my guests really enjoyed the setting and getting a chance to sit at the Presidents desk. The staff on hand were knowledgeable and accommodating. I would highly recommend the TR Site for a mid-size... More 

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