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“Intriguing Re-Creation”

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Ranked #95 of 1 135 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Theodore Roosevelt's original birthplace is long gone, but this re-created home offers a glimpse into his early life in New York City.

Thank MottTheHoop
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Much work goes into keeping the legacy and habitat alive of famous historical people; this house is a good example of that and we enjoyed our time here. When we arrived, the 1:00 tour was already full so we put our names down for the next one at 2:00 and strolled through nearby Madison Square Park—quite lovely. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and told some good stories to accompany what we saw. The exhibits and photographs fill out the story. Even though the house is a reproduction, I think they do a good job of creating a sense of time and place and putting TD into context.

1  Thank RetroFan
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Stopped here while in NYC as we visit NPS locations. There is a small museum in the basement and there is a video that plays for about 15min or so. I believe the ranger stated the movie was a dramatization of Teddy's early life. I would have preferred if the video was more of a biography of TR to get more information but I did get up and leave the video after a little bit. House is worth a visit but you need to be on an organized tour. We arrived about 2:30pm and were easily put on the 3pm tour. Definitely recommend arriving early to get a tour as people walked in just before 3pm and could only be accommodated on the 4pm tour. Tour lasted about 30-40min and provided information about the house and Teddy's early life. House is actually rebuilt from the original as the original was torn down around 1916 but was then recreated a couple years later by his family after he passed.

1  Thank kes387
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Great tour guide. Interesting movie of early life of Teddy Roosevelt. Make a reservation as the tour groups are small and times are limited. Small downstairs museum overrun with school tour group which made it hard to hear movie. Renovated home provides a good sense of his early life. Free with National Park pass.

1  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If you are near it could be nice to have a look of this very nice little building. It was the birthplace of Roosevelt.

Thank Grigeli
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