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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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Interesting guided tour of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace and of his ancestors

This Theodore Roosevelt historic site is a reproduction of the NYC townhouse where he was born and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Acton, United States
Great tour

This historic house was thr highlight of our day. The tour was very interestaing and the place took... read more

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The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in Manhattan. It is a national historic site managed by the National Park Service. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms with original objects that relate the story of...more
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28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
+1 212-260-1616
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Theodore Roosevelt historic site is a reproduction of the NYC townhouse where he was born and spent his childhood. While the townhouse is a more modern reconstruction, the interior is mostly artifacts donated by his family when this museum was built. Also part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic house was thr highlight of our day. The tour was very interestaing and the place took you back to teddy roosavalts childhood, explaning his adulthood carectar. You won't be disapointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

As history buffs we had to check out this old house museum. The docent gave an excellent tour—his first actually. Thanks Max! The replica rooms are very well down and interesting. Access is available to many rooms which is a benefit as not all old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C H
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Another unique spot to visit while in NYC. If you are a fan of TR, history, architecture or historic sites this is a place for you. A ranger offers a guided tour of the reconstructed home of TR as a child. The home is recreated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dese2
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The Theodore Roosevelt birthplace site is not the original building, but has been reconstructed by the family with much of the original furniture put back in. It was quite an experience to walk into the room where the president was born and to see his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brucew52
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Not the original home of the nation’s 26th president, this building still has a fascinating history. Rebuilt as a museum to the memory of a deceased president by his family, there are some pieces of furniture that would have been in the original home. Film...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

My husband is a Theodore Roosevelt fan suffice it to say that while I learned a lot about TR my husband who is a huge TR fan basically knew everything that was presented but he still enjoyed the visit. There is a short movie about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Looking for an unusual out of the way place to visit? The TR birthplace is near Gramercy Park,area. We were staying at the Inn at Irving Place and wanted to see some local places. The historic site is well worth a visit and is free....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This house is a really interesting National Monument. They give free tours every hour. It was fascinating to see many of the original furniture from the era and to learn more about TR’s life!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kate G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I’m a big fan of TR. Having said that, be aware that this is not really his birthplace, which was torn down, but a recreation that was rebuilt by Roosevelt family members around 1918. It is decorated with about 60% items that belonged to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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17 November 2017|
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Response from arthur w | Reviewed this property |
i can't help you with information about the r/v, but the 2 closest train stations are 14th st./union square (multiple trains stop here) or the 23 st. stop on the 6 train. the mta has an excellent web site to help you... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from Travelwaves | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the answer but check the subway map for a close match and the bus routes. We were on one of the double decker tourist buses that stopped nearby
19 December 2014|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
According to their website (nps.gov/thrb/planyourvisit/hours) they should be open on New Year's Day: "Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The site is closed on the following... More