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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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Great historical site!

I had the chance to visit on the National Park Service's 100th birthday. What a great site. The interpretive activities were really well done and modern. The tour guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Trey J
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the chance to visit on the National Park Service's 100th birthday. What a great site. The interpretive activities were really well done and modern. The tour guide was excellent. I really enjoyed it. Definitely visit if in Buffalo. TR is one of those president we all should wish we could have today (based on what I learned anyway!).

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Derby, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This would be a great historical stop for any family or history buff visiting the Buffalo Niagara region. Lots of hands on and interesting things for kids and adults. Not just a window to the Presidential past, but an insightful and inspiring look at part of our nations innovative history and a thought provoking look at topics that concern all... More 

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Gradyville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we love history, somehow we missed the story of how and where Roosevelt had his inauguration. I'm so glad we didn't miss seeing this. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two kids and two adults cost $25 for a tour of the house. The tour was approximately 35 minutes long with a tour guide. Part of this tour included two movies which was about 20 of the 35 minutes. In all you get to see three rooms that are restored to the 1901 look including the library where TR was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are history buffs. We loved every aspect of this site. We are not normally into "technology" at historic sites, but kudos to the staff for creating a fun filled Oval Office. The desk in the Oval Office had a touch screen surface. You typed your name on an old fashioned type write and had your photo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you live or r visiting buffalo this is a must stop. It's $10 for adults but it's a great place to learn about the B-lo's history n why so many things r name for McKinley. Not just about Roosevelt, glad we stopped in, learned a lot.

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I love National Historic Sites, especially when they highlight important but for some reason overlooked events. This site has a lot of potential given how it represents a really interesting time in U.S. history, the transition from McKinley to Roosevelt, and the deep tensions between tycoons, anarchists, and others. Unfortunately our experience was sub-par. Perhaps it was... More 

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

We regret that your experience at the TR Inaugural Site was less than stellar. We pride ourselves on the quality of our visitor experience. I have spoken to our Education Director/Chief of Interpretation about this matter. I was unaware that any of our volunteer docents was still attempting to provide the tour in character. And, you are correct in your... More 

Depew, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A piece of Presidential history in downtown Buffalo. The site alone is worth the visit on its own, however, when coupled with the knowledgeable and friendly staff, its truly a gem.

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are originally from Buffalo, but never visited here. We come up with our boys (10 and 13) once a year and always try to find something 'touristy' to do. We spent a couple days in DC before coming to Buffalo, so this was perfect to continue our learning vacation. It was very well done. Staff is helpful, friendly, and... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

terrific staff with a genuine desire to be of service to their guests. Guided tour provided travelers with loads of information concerning this important time in U.S. history. Some interactive exhibits enhance the experience. A "must-see" attraction.

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