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“The Mansion at Christmas”

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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Come to the Wilcox Mansion on the 1st Friday of December or any day after to view the most amazing Christmas decor. All natural and designed by area garden clubs.

1  Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

My second visit - but the first was well over ten years ago and I had completly forgotten what it was about. This is a museum that splits the experience between Buffalo's Pan-Am expo of 1901 and the Roosevelt visit to the city at that time to take the oath of President after McKinley died there. There is also a third area upstairs that has rotating exhibits and a interactive oval office for kids of all ages - Best & most fun part - you can have your photo taken and placed in newspaper format for an email to be sent back to you AT NO CHARGE. A must see for the Teddy Roosevelt fan and interesting enough for anyone else. It has an extensive gift shop too.

Thank 1937Forever
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Took a tour here on Saturday morning. Guide was very intelligent and gave us a great tour. Began in the Pan-American exhibition room, then went into the home's rooms. Saw the dining room where he met with cabinet members (great sounds playing in the background and smells of fresh coffee were a nice touch) and then went into another theater. Finally went into the library where the swearing-in was held. Then it was upstairs to the interactive exhibits. They were great and very informative. Best was the desk where you could sit, take a picture, and email it to friends/family.

Highly recommended for any history lover.

Thank dangrad
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

House where Teddy was inaugurated. Uses guided tours to tell the story. Worth the $10. Also has interactive stuff at the end of the tour that is fun to do, even for adults.

Thank KansasScout
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Gotta love that Tegddy Roosevelt..the youngest president to have ever been innaugerated (Ha, yoiu thought it was Kennedy, who was the youngest to ever be elected) and he did it right here.

1  Thank BrendanCunningham
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