Theodore Roosevelt gained fame as the fearless leader of the Rough Riders as well as being an outdoorsman, naturalist, cowboy and our 26th president, yet he grew up a frail, sickly child in New York City. The home in which Roosevelt lived until he was 14 has been reconstructed with 1865 period rooms and galleries that tell the story of the young "Teedie," as Roosevelt was called during his childhood. (He was not known as Teddy until an adult.)

The museum is also home to the largest display anywhere of memorabilia related to this unique American, including artifacts from his youth, his days as a rancher and explorer, and his presidency.


Families and groups can take hourly guided tours of this National Historic Site with a National Park Ranger. The handling of museum artifacts may also be arranged, time and staffing permitting.

Every Saturday at 2 pm from September through May, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace holds chamber music concerts. Admission to the concert is included in the admission fee.

Tours offered in other languages by prior arrangement


School groups may take museum tours, which include an interpretation of the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt. Study guides and resource materials are available upon request. Tours offered in other languages and for special education groups by prior arrangement