I have lived in NYC my entire life, and only recently visited Teddy Roosevelt's Birthplace National Historic Site. I happened to be in the area, had some time to spare, and was in the middle of reading a biography about Teddy Roosevelt, so I'd figure I'd check it out. This little known museum in the brownstone in which Teddy Roosevelt was born was surprisingly awesome.
On the first floor was a small information booth/gift shop and an exhibit relating to various aspects of Teddy Roosevelt's life, focusing on his presidency and his losing presidential election of 1912. The rest of the home is only accessible if you join a tour, which is led by a very knowledgeable guide. Our guide had tons of historical information about the Roosevelts, NYC, architecture and the home furnishings of the mid to late 1800's. The bedrooms, living room, dining rooms are all filled with furniture and artifacts belonging to the Roosevelts. Very Cool.
My favorite part of the tour was the view of the little outdoor exercise area on a porch accessible from Teddy Roosevelt's bedroom window, where he spent time as a youngster trying to overcome his childhood asthma.
Definitely worth a visit if you are into history and/or architecture.
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