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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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Interesting on many levels

When the Roosevelt birthplace was bought and restored, the street had deteriorated to rooming... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Neenah, Wisconsin
Def worth a visit

I've lived in the NYC area all my life and never knew this site existed. Decided to check it out... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Stamford, Connecticut
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Flatiron District
+1 212-260-1616
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

When the Roosevelt birthplace was bought and restored, the street had deteriorated to rooming houses and warehousing. Ironically, the street is today chic once more, but with an urban vibe that seems little interested in the significance of it's presidential associations. The museum itself is...More

1  Thank pja537
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the NYC area all my life and never knew this site existed. Decided to check it out and I'm glad I did. NPS offers guided tours, free of charge every hour on the hour. If you're interested in the early life of...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016

The building is a replica of the original but lots of the contents are original and it's an interesting slice of NYC history. What really made the visit was the fantastic tour guide, though. Incredible knowledge, insight, wit and passion for the subject. The exhibit...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Guided tours through the family home where Pres Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 give a real feeling for what life might have been like at the time. Interesting and informative exhibits with photos and documents of Pres Roosevelt's life time. He is our only...More

Thank dps_nyc
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Free admission everyday! Nice museum showcasing the life and times of the first US President born in New York City. There are free guided tours showing the different rooms in the house, explaining their purpose and grandeur. The current building is beautiful but is only...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lots of details about Theodore Roosevelt's childhood and his life as a young man which made him into the political reformer and maverick he came to be. If you have not read a book about Theodore Roosevelt then this will introduce you to a period...More

Thank Southpeak
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Recently renovated and a great piece of history in the city. Very easy to get to! Tours are given on the hour! Friendly staff

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Renovated and OPEN and FREE. Your taxes at work! Great tour of Teddy's birthplace and childhood home. A nice slice of history about our great "Nature" President and how he overcame many physical obstacles.

Thank sandra f
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful- spend the day in lower manhattan and explore. We saw lots of campaign buttons and the outfit he had on when he was shot! Great video:)

Thank beccafan
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is free and worth a visit. The tour is only a half hour and is great. It is run by the park service so the guides are knowledgeable. Great info on TR and what it like for him living there as a child.

Thank MatthewM2001
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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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
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
19 December 2014|
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