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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
+1 716-884-0095
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Not well known site but worth a visit

We sort of stumbled upon this site and were quite impressed with the displays and the docent's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie N
via mobile
Enjoyed the site but I think they could have done so much more with it

My son is a big TR fan so when we were going to be in Buffalo for a day this was a must visit. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
+1 716-884-0095
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sort of stumbled upon this site and were quite impressed with the displays and the docent's tour. This is well worth a visit of a couple of hours if you are a history or TR buff.

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son is a big TR fan so when we were going to be in Buffalo for a day this was a must visit. The staff is very knowledgeable and what is there is fascinating but it left me wanting more information about his life...More

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Stanton HH H, General Manager at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Deepest apologies for your less-than-fulfilling visit to the TR Inaugural Site. As it happens, our two interactive kiosks (designed to resemble a library's card catalogue) were inoperative the day you were here. Visitors find the kiosks very helpful in exploring in greater depth various dimensions...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best tour here! The guide was a volunteer and he really did a faulous job setting the scene for us back in 1901 when McKinley was shot and Roosevelt became the next President. The house was interesting - but the tour itself...More

Thank nancyfromMD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

TR was one of our greatest presidents and helped shape the modern presidency. This site, dedicated to his start as President, was well worth the visit. This is especially true for TR fans. The tour (thank you Rachel) was well done with information conveyed about...More

Thank jrdhist
Reviewed 3 days ago

President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist in 1901 at the Pan American Exhibition being held in Buffalo that year. His vice president, Theodore Roosevelt, rushed back to Buffalo as the president lay stricken, and took the oath of office in the library of...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 5 days ago

The volunteers and guided tour really brought history and the issues President Theodore Roosevelt dealt with (remarkably similar to today's issues BTW) to life. The lighted display with narrations and faces of the time made it even a hit with my 2 teens. Our tour...More

Thank C T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dropped By for a brief visit a few years ago but it was unfortunately closed and shut down for some much needed renovations and repairs. However, I found that the grounds were well maintained and taken care of By The Way.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big Teddy Roosevelt fan and loved this visit. This site is just the place Teddy was inaugurated but they are able to spin a story of his time and some of his personality. Also this a beautiful home in Buffalo and I enjoyed...More

Thank RuthPine123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to this very impressive site. I particularly enjoyed the first floor exhibit regarding the Pan Am Exhibition in l901. The guided tour through the important rooms was great, too. I highly recommend visiting this magnificent building.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to our volunteer tour guide Chris Roth. He gave a very informative tour. Teddy has long been my favorite president and I enjoyed seeing this piece of history.

Thank Maura M
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How do you get tickets? I went to the website but don't see where you can purchase them online.
15 June 2017|
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Response from Ryan S | Reviewed this property |
You have to get them on site. But, they do not fill up too quickly. We went when there was an event going in, but it was still easy to get into. I
how much time should i allocate to do this attraction?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Stanton HH H | Property representative |
1-2 hours is an appropriate amount of time to allocate. Stanton Hudson Executive Director 716/884-0095
Can you make reservations days in advance? Or do you just have to show up and hope you get in?
23 July 2016|
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Response from Stanton HH H | Property representative |
During this time of year (our busiest season is July, August, and September) I would recommend going on to the TR Inaugural Site website and booking your tour to guarantee you have the date and time you desire. Although we... More