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“History comes alive!!”

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Ranked #5 of 159 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Honestly, I didn't expect much from visiting this house, but instead I was blown away by all the historical knowledge I came away with. The presentation at the Wilcox house takes you into the year 1901 and float through the events of McKinley's assassination and Roosevelt's step into history. Each room has a phase of the events of the inauguration so you feel like you are Roosevelt and you are being put into the position to guide America through the 20th century. After you walk the rooms, you go upstairs and experience interactive computer stations that lets you experience being president! This is great for kids, but also for adults it broadens your depth of understanding of President Roosevelt.

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

The Wilcox Mansion takes some effort to get to, but is sure worth it. It is located not far from the original Anchor Bar Restaurant. They had outstanding displays on the 1901 Pan American Exposition held in Buffalo that was the site of President McKinley's assassination. Our tour guide was outstanding, taking the time to show us all the rooms and explain how Teddy Roosevelt came to take the oath of office there. The $10 fee was well worth it. Highly-recommended if you are a history buff.

2  Thank DSJSJCA
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

Enjoyable! It was a little kiddish bec the tour guide acts like you are in the world fair. The rooms are very pretty and you can take pictures. Cute thing at the end where you can sit at a desk to pretend you are president and it takes your picture than they email it to you. Well worth the 10$

2  Thank Prax-Tammy
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

Museum is really small. Would be good for those who don't want to commit a lifetime to a cultural tourism event. Rich history - staff are really dedicated to the project. Holiday Inn is right across the street and a 24 hr Walgreens.

1  Thank jmasc1
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

My wife and I visited here on May 1st, 2010. I was born and raised in Buffalo and had never visited. Now that I have visited I can say I didn't miss much. The house is beautiful as a testament to Buffalo's glorious earlier years. But the exhibits were routine and unexciting. I learned nothing about TR. Unless you are a fan of all things TR skip this house.

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