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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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Address: 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: +1 212-260-1616
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This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for...

This park site is closed to the public as of May 1, 2015 to allow for renovation and accessibility improvements. Once begun, the project will take approximately nine months. The site is scheduled to reopen in 2016.

The boyhood home (1858-1872) of the only United States President born in New York City. The site includes galleries and 1865 period rooms that relate the story of young Teddy Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.

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Lots of details about Theodore Roosevelt's childhood and his life as a young man which made him into the political reformer and maverick he came to be. If you have not read a book... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of details about Theodore Roosevelt's childhood and his life as a young man which made him into the political reformer and maverick he came to be. If you have not read a book about Theodore Roosevelt then this will introduce you to a period of American history we should learn about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recently renovated and a great piece of history in the city. Very easy to get to! Tours are given on the hour! Friendly staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Renovated and OPEN and FREE. Your taxes at work! Great tour of Teddy's birthplace and childhood home. A nice slice of history about our great "Nature" President and how he overcame many physical obstacles.

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cornwall, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful- spend the day in lower manhattan and explore. We saw lots of campaign buttons and the outfit he had on when he was shot! Great video:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is free and worth a visit. The tour is only a half hour and is great. It is run by the park service so the guides are knowledgeable. Great info on TR and what it like for him living there as a child.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I adore history and always try to visit something when on vacation. Teddy's birthplace was stellar. My friends and I arrived in time to sign up for the very last tour. We admired the historic artifacts and a brief movie on TR's childhood. For the tour, our tour guide was truly an expert. We were allowed in all the rooms,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only two people on the tour and had the benefit of a really well informed guide who spoke with real passion and knowledge about the life of Theodore Roosevelt. The rooms are exactly as the family left them when Theodore was 14 and you get a good sense of what life was like in a New York... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We decided at the last minute to visit after realising we couldn't get to FDRs house, Hyde Park on the Hudson. We were pleasantly surprised by the professional presentation here of FDRs early life as well as a snapshot of his development towards presidency. We didn't realise it has just reappeared after extensive renovations to comply with new safety regulations.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It isn't really advertised and you have to know it's there if you plan on visiting. You can pull into the BOA which is a neighboring property and park in their back lot. This is allowed if you are visiting this site. Most people dont know that and parking is free. The guy at the desk was very friendly. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My wife and I made a special trip to see this attraction we had read so much about, but found that it was closed for renovations until Fall, 2016. To say that we were disappointed is an understatement. Check on the website to be sure it is open when you want to visit. All we could see is the exterior... More 

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