Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York City

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  • 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 »
  • 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 supportin...  more »
  • 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 di...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great stop if your in Union Square area. Good for kids and adults. Tours start on the hour and can fill up fast!
  • Very nice house and National Historic site. Be sure to take the tour to truly understand what his house was all about. The displays in the museum are great, but not enough to tell the whole story.
  • If you watch the video beforehand it's a recap for the tour... skip the video and do the tour. The guide is well informed to say the least.

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