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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic...
Ranked #5 of 162 things to do in Buffalo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and consequential issues of the day no less important to citizens more than a century later. Visitors can also tour nearby historic neighborhoods.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We've visited many National Monuments and Historical Sites but until recently we had missed this one which is very close to our home in western NY. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is superb. They do an absolutely outstanding job of engaging both adults and kids in the history of turn of the 20th century Buffalo, NY, the Pan-Am Exposition of 1901, the McKinley assassination, and the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt. And for us, it was all free with our National Parks annual pass. If you have kids, ask about their Junior Ranger program, which isn't well advertised on their web site but is fun and helps the kids focus on history at an age-appropriate level. They run their visits as guided tours with an engaging interpreter and terrific audiovisuals.

1  Thank wdbrownusa
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

My husband and I went on Veterans Day and we pleasantly surprised to find admission was half price that day but even at full price it would be well worth it! The guided tour started with an interactive display of the Pan American Exhibition that was being held in Buffalo at the time of the McKinley assassination and TR's subsequent inauguration. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly the restored rooms were spectacular and the interactives throughout the mansion were fun and informative. I was an American History major and TR has always been one of my favorite presidents and I learned a lot! On the way out we asked our guide for a recommendation for a good place for lunch nearby and he suggested Panero's cafe and bake shop just down the street and we were delighted with that as well!

Thank Michele G
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Can't say enough positive about the house, the memorabilia and Tim, our tour guide. If you are hooked on American history and you are in that area, do treat yourself to it!

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I learned some new things on my visit here. Tour guide was friendly and very informative. The building is well kept. Too bad the restaurant that used the building before it became a National Site removed some original walls and wood trim.

Thank mcal1943
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a beautiful home renovated and dedicated to preserve a momentous historical event: the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt after the assassination of Wm. McKinley. It is a step back in time well crafted and cared for by dedicated museum personnel and volunteers.

1  Thank Loy N
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