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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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Teedy's Birthplace

We have been to many TR historical places and naturally wanted to come here. Each place gives a... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
misskitty20004
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Lots of Misconceptions

Pros: It's free, so it's worth going. And it won't take very long. And the rangers are very nice... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Holly T
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New York City, New York
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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28 E 20th St, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311
Flatiron District
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to many TR historical places and naturally wanted to come here. Each place gives a unique perspective of his life. This is the place of his early years. The Rangers were very knowledgeable about TR and there were many artifacts. When you...More

Thank misskitty20004
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Pros: It's free, so it's worth going. And it won't take very long. And the rangers are very nice. Cons: This is the LOCATION where his home stood but the building nor the rooms are his. It was all redone with the help of the...More

Thank Holly T
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I am a HUGE fan of TR, and so I have always wanted to check out his birthplace in the middle of NYC. It is not the original home, but rebuilt a couple of decades after his death by his widow and sister. The furnishings...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is ofcourse a interesting National Historic Site. It is a recreated brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, in Chelsea. The house which originally stood on this site was built in 1848 and was bought by the...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Arrived at 4:30 pm and never felt so un-Welcome by a NPS official before. Son working on his Jr. Ranger badges and one of the rangers - an older/middle aged man - basically told us to come back, couldn't finish the worksheet. Fortunately, a colleague...More

Thank simnznc06
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited on our final day in New York. The Rangers were very informative and my kids did the Junior Ranger Program. The exhibits are interesting and well laid out. The tour was well done. Keep in mind that you can only visit the residential...More

Thank Atiekay
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We tried to visit this place where Teddy Roosevelt was born and lived with his parents and siblings till he was 15 years old, but it was closed for renovations. Now it is open to the public again and we went last week. This house...More

Thank LWL3333
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visiting the birthplace of this larger than life President is well worth doing when you are in NYC. Our guide was an expert and provided an excellent insight into the family and the building, which is beautifully decorated as it was in Theodore's childhood. A...More

Thank Retiredme
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

this national historic site is run by the national park service. admission is free. start your visit with a film about roosevelt's early life. tours of the house are given by very knowledgeable park rangers, who guide you through all the rooms that are open...More

Thank arthur w
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

It's a small place in a good neighborhood. We were staying near grand central station. Took the subway then walked a few blocks. Easy to find. Not a busy place when we visited on a Thursday morning. My daughter loved it! Interesting glimpse into the...More

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acmbraun
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
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Mojiepojie1
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
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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
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