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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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We could not the tour but the visit was worthwhile

Although we could not take a tour of the house there is an excellent display of memorabilia and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorne29
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Claremont
Very interesting and funny history lesson

The volunteer Russell who led our tour was very passionate, funny and knowledgable about Theodore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mamushka s
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New York City, New York
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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 young Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.
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“his life” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 2 days ago

Although we could not take a tour of the house there is an excellent display of memorabilia and quotes from "Teddy" as well as an nice movie depicting his youth and ability to overcome obstacles on the ground floor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteer Russell who led our tour was very passionate, funny and knowledgable about Theodore Roosevelt. His tour was kids friendly and my girls 11 and 9 Y old enjoyed time here. Tour starts every hour, it takes almost one hour and it's for free....More

Thank mamushka s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Theodore Roosevelt's original birthplace is long gone, but this re-created home offers a glimpse into his early life in New York City.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Much work goes into keeping the legacy and habitat alive of famous historical people; this house is a good example of that and we enjoyed our time here. When we arrived, the 1:00 tour was already full so we put our names down for the...More

1  Thank RetroFan
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Stopped here while in NYC as we visit NPS locations. There is a small museum in the basement and there is a video that plays for about 15min or so. I believe the ranger stated the movie was a dramatization of Teddy's early life. I...More

1  Thank kes387
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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 23 April 2018 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 23 April 2018

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

2  Thank schmayla98
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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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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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Mojiepojie1
15 April 2017|
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Response from Travelwaves | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
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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