Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town #55 - Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace at 28 East 20th Street in Manhattan. Roosevelt was born here in 1858 and lived at this place until he was fifteen when the family moved uptown. The original house was demolished in 1916, but was rebuilt in 1923 by the Woman’s Roosevelt Memorial Association.

The new house museum was designed by Theodate Pope Riddle, one of America’s earliest female architects. Rooms have been restored to reflect their appearance between 1865 and 1872 and most of the furnishings are from the original house or were provided by Roosevelt family members.

Plan Your Visit
Located at 28 East 20th Street, the National Park Service runs the house museum and offers free guided tours.

For hours and directions, visit nps.gov/thrb

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