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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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wonderful place for kids

Teddy Roosevelt's birth place is a wonderful place for kids, run by the Park Service. Tour is well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louis G
New York City, New York

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, 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 that relate the story of young Theodore Roosevelt, his ranch days, presidency and exploration period.
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place! Tours are about 45 minutes, and are very good. My tour guide was nice and seemed happy to inform us about all the stuff! They also have a small Junior Ranger Program for kids. You can’t touch any of...More

Thank Josh_Traveler1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Viking94708
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

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 3 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
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
Reviewed 26 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
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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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