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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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Good to visit

My husband is a Theodore Roosevelt fan suffice it to say that while I learned a lot about TR my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westwood, Massachusetts
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A gem of a museum

Looking for an unusual out of the way place to visit? The TR birthplace is near Gramercy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judith S
Somers, New York
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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
Flatiron District
+1 212-260-1616
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in what was once an upper middle class residential neighborhood, future US president Theodore Roosevelt was born in this house and lived with his family there until the age of 14. Most of the furniture either belonged to the Roosevelt family or is of...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

TR lived here for 14 years from his birth in 1858. (Note that the house is a reconstruction of the original.) Entry level has a small display area which is being remodeled but they do have several of Roosevelt's more revealing quotes framed on the...More

Thank vox69nn
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The building itself is a recreation of the original building which was torn down. The building owned by TR/s uncle, which was next to it, remained. It was used as a model for this building. Much of the furniture belonged to the Roosevelt family. The...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Although we could not take a tour of the house there is an excellent display of memorabilia and quotes from "Teddy" as well as an nice movie depicting his youth and ability to overcome obstacles on the ground floor.

Thank Lorne29
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The volunteer Russell who led our tour was very passionate, funny and knowledgable about Theodore Roosevelt. His tour was kids friendly and my girls 11 and 9 Y old enjoyed time here. Tour starts every hour, it takes almost one hour and it's for free....More

Thank mamushka s
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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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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
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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