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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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Roosevelt’s beginnings

This is a relatively small historic home and a short tour but I highly recommend it. The National... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
via mobile
A Better Understanding of the Man

If you love national history, visit this place. You will get a much better understanding of who... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively small historic home and a short tour but I highly recommend it. The National Park Service does an excellent, informative tour. TR had an interesting family and childhood, very well represented here.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If you love national history, visit this place. You will get a much better understanding of who Theodore Roosevelt was. There is a room of exhibits. The man was quite the person. I highly recommend stopping by. There is a tour, but I missed the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a fabulous recreation of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. The actual original building was torn down. The interiors were recollected by family members and should fairly represent the property at the time of his birth. If you are a Teddy fan, you should drop in...More

1  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting historic landmark. Looks like the usually brownstone from outside. Little museum with video, artifacts, photos on the bottom floor. Guided tours run often and are free (as is entry here). I probably should have taken the tour to give a full review, because t...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

New York City has a lot to see, there is no denying that, but this spectacular little hidden gem should be added to you list ASAP. About a mile away from Penn Station, Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace was recreated after the original building was turned into...More

3  Thank Lou L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A wonderful free museum. The main point of a visit is the guided tour which takes you upstairs whilst explaining the early life of Roosevelt. The guide was excellent as have all the other national park guides that we have encountered. Watch out for times...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Loving recreation of TR's boyhood home with many original or contemporary pieces. Our docent gave a very thorough, well-organized tour with loads of details about the Roosevelts. Intriguing glimpse into a 19th century upper-crust brownstone belonging to a patrician family who believed that _noblesse_ really...More

Thank BillF20639
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative and interesting and professional. Easy free and quick activity for any weather. Great piece of history.

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Teddy Roosevelt's birth place is a wonderful place for kids, run by the Park Service. Tour is well done. Lot of information, but definitely aimed at youngsters. Not enough for history lovers. My grandkids loved it

1  Thank Louis G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Worth a visit if you have most of the other known exhibits in NY. A brownstone property several floors.

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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18 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
20 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