We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Ranked #5 of 157 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Buffalo, NY
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very well done”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent information and displays covering this period in Buffalo's History with President McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Well maintained and I would encourage anyone interested in this historic time to plan a visit here.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank mmetz105
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

344 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Historical Site”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Excellent experience. Come and see Teddy Roosevelt's inaugural site because it reflects such an important time in history. The 1901 Pan American exposition as well as the assassination of President McKinley. Buffalo has a rich history and unequalled architecture.

Visited March 2013
Thank chrrray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
1,126 reviews
553 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site also viewed


Been to Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing