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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
+1 212-260-1616
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Excellent and Informative Tour

Great tour guide. Interesting movie of early life of Teddy Roosevelt. Make a reservation as the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judy H
Ok for a quick visit

If you are near it could be nice to have a look of this very nice little building. It was the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
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+1 212-260-1616
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour guide. Interesting movie of early life of Teddy Roosevelt. Make a reservation as the tour groups are small and times are limited. Small downstairs museum overrun with school tour group which made it hard to hear movie. Renovated home provides a good sense...More

1  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are near it could be nice to have a look of this very nice little building. It was the birthplace of Roosevelt.

Thank Grigeli
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was under renovation for years, so it was nice to finally see inside of it. The guided tour gave a good overview of the Long Island Roosevelts and life in the early 1900s in NYC. Plus there were some interesting artifacts in the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This national historic site is definitely worth the visit if you have an hour or so to spare. The small museum won't take long and has some interesting facts about TR. The guided tour (this is the only way to see the rooms upstairs) takes...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Guided tours start on the hour and this house can be best seen this way as the tour goes through rooms not accessible otherwise. Also there is a film on the early life of Roosevelt worth watching. We were 2 women in our 70's and...More

1  Thank AnneUpstateNewYork
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

What a great find this was! And really it only popped onto my radar because I was going to be dining in the neighborhood. It's run by the National Park Service and they give frequent tours throughout the day, check their websites for time. The...More

Thank pookala
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Getting to Roosevelt's home is easy by subway to Union Square Park. It's a short walk to the historic site. It is well worth a visit, especially if you have read David McCullough's book Morning on Horseback because you will see all the "stuff" you...More

1  Thank teachers55
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Took the train from Connecticut to the Big Apple. Our first stop was Roosevelt’s Birthplace. This is run by the National Park System and as with all of their managed property’s , this is a gem. We started out with a short movie, spent some...More

Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This national park site on 20th street is fascinating. Excellent 45 minute guided tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace. Well worth the time. Found out things I never knew! Please consider supporting this gem.

Thank Migotte
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our historical experience at the museum. The exhibits had real historic items from TR’s past—but the exhibits were either getting cycled out or were being updated which was a bit disappointing as some items had nothing and some were missing information plaques. The...More

Thank Beau W
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acmbraun
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
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15 April 2017|
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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
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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
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