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“What an interesting and fun visit!!”

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Ranked #5 of 153 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
Houston, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What an interesting and fun visit!!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Our tour guide was very nice and a wealth of information! This building is a must-see for anyone visiting the Buffalo area. My boys and i learned so much about such a tragic day in this country's history as well as a lot about one of the best presidents this country has ever had. Great gift shop too1

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Beth D
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Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
1,121 reviews
549 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
“Don't just drive by, go in and see it.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Anyone interested in American history, New York history for unexpected places of historical significance, you should visit this wonderful place. You can drive by it many times and not realize the importance. You owe it to yourself and your children to bring them there.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Jonmun
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Fredonia, New York
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We've visited many National Monuments and Historical Sites but until recently we had missed this one which is very close to our home in western NY. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is superb. They do an absolutely outstanding job of engaging both adults and kids in the history of turn of the 20th century Buffalo, NY, the Pan-Am Exposition of 1901, the McKinley assassination, and the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt. And for us, it was all free with our National Parks annual pass. If you have kids, ask about their Junior Ranger program, which isn't well advertised on their web site but is fun and helps the kids focus on history at an age-appropriate level. They run their visits as guided tours with an engaging interpreter and terrific audiovisuals.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank wdbrownusa
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Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Another Gem in Historical Buffalo!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I went on Veterans Day and we pleasantly surprised to find admission was half price that day but even at full price it would be well worth it! The guided tour started with an interactive display of the Pan American Exhibition that was being held in Buffalo at the time of the McKinley assassination and TR's subsequent inauguration. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly the restored rooms were spectacular and the interactives throughout the mansion were fun and informative. I was an American History major and TR has always been one of my favorite presidents and I learned a lot! On the way out we asked our guide for a recommendation for a good place for lunch nearby and he suggested Panero's cafe and bake shop just down the street and we were delighted with that as well!

Visited November 2013
Thank Michele G
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Location of Teddy Roosevelt's first inauguration.”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Can't say enough positive about the house, the memorabilia and Tim, our tour guide. If you are hooked on American history and you are in that area, do treat yourself to it!

Visited October 2013
Thank Barbara R
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