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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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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 24 December 2016
Stamford, Connecticut
via mobile
Fantastic tour guide

The building is a replica of the original but lots of the contents are original and it's an... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Carl B
London, United Kingdom
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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 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 19 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 30 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 20 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 19 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
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I adore history and always try to visit something when on vacation. Teddy's birthplace was stellar. My friends and I arrived in time to sign up for the very last tour. We admired the historic artifacts and a brief movie on TR's childhood. For the...More

Thank Mrs.Bart
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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Maureen P
How do I get there using public transportation?
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
Is it open on New Year's Day/
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
Is the site open or still closed? Thanks!
2 July 2016|
Response from RangerL_13 | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we are not ready to reopen just yet! Please keep checking our website at nps.gov/thrb and our Facebook page @TheodoreRooseveltBirthplaceNHS for updates. We hope to see you... More