Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is located in New York City. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site and many more New York City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's New York City trip planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
map
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
166 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 Hor...  more »
  • 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 sta...  more »
Google
  • Our guide was wonderful. She gave us such interesting information about the building, the family, and Teddy himself as a child. We were able to look into all the beautiful rooms of the home, which we weren’t the last time we took the tour years ago. It was fascinating to see the objects and furnishings not only of the Roosevelt family, but of the period. I had never seen horsehair up close before! We want to thank our guide for a great hour of information, jokes, questions and answers. Also, she quoted Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor with inspiring words for our troubled times. She made it one of our favorite moments of our stay in New York—and that’s saying something!
  • Small museum on ground floor, guided tour through reconstructed brownstone where TR lived as a boy, really gives you a sense of his family history and dynamics, and how he developed into such an important part of the American story. We were in a rush when we visited, so only allowed about an hour, could easily spend 2 hours taking more time in the museum and gift shop. Excellent park ranger guide on the house tour. Museum also offers a very good "docu-drama"video that recreates TR's childhood, but it is very very old and there is not a proper "theater" so sound quality was terrible. Fortunately there were few people there so i just pulled my chair up close to the screen, or else i could not have heard it.
  • Not only the home of the 26th President of the United States from birth to about age 12, but it is also the location of the founding of the American Museum of Natural History. The museum charter was developed and signed in the front parlor of the Roosevelt home on April 8, 1869. Your tour guide helps bring the place and it's former occupants come to life. It has a pretty easy Junior Ranger program for the kids, which is a great introduction to TR (and the program if they haven't done them elsewhere) and the kids love the badge they get, but they need to pay attention on the tour to get most of the answers. The rest can be figured out from reading the plaques in the visitor area or asking a ranger. Unfortunately, the museum exhibits on the lower level leave much to be desired. The only real items of interest are the shirt, eye glass case, and folded speech that TR had when shot in 1912, all showing the bullet holes. Years ago they used to have many of his own taxidermy birds from when he was a teenager, but they removed them after the renovation because they didn't have the right controlled environment for them. But if you are in lower Manhattan and have an hour to spare to grab the 40 minute tour and do it.
  • Such an amazing was to spend a few hours and learn something about our history! This is worth the time to go on the tour upstairs
  • Great stop if your in Union Square area. Good for kids and adults. Tours start on the hour and can fill up fast!
Places to stay near Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site by other users

23 days in New York City BY A USER FROM PERU January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in New York City BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 41 days in Niagara Falls & New York City BY A USER FROM TAIWAN July, culture, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 36 days in Santiago de Compostela, New York City & New Orleans BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans