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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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Takes you back to 1901

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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jdoug31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Lisa M
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 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum had a lot of multi media displays as well as many hands on opportunities to experience. Great guided tour and time to see areas on your own

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Brookville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour and our guide was very informative-he provided a lot of details about both the events leading up to the inauguration and the house itself. He also recommended some other sites in the area to investigate (i.e. Frank Lloyd Wright house). This home is definitely worth checking out!

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West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two and 1/2 stars. I've visited dozens of National Park sites, almost all of which have been very well worth a visit, providing many learning opportunities. Sadly, this one is the exception; what a disappointment--especially for the $10 admittance fee. True, this is the beginning of Roosevelt's presidency, but I left learning very little. To begin with, our guide left... More 

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