The Childhood of a Renowned President

The Childhood of a Renowned PresidentThe Childhood of a Renowned President.

This is the boyhood home of the first U.S. president to be born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th President and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the “strenuous life.” Read More.

Women’s History Month.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a guest lecture series.


Watch the park film, Teedie, to learn about Theodore’s formative years!

Take a Ranger-Guided Tour.

Taking a ranger-guided tour is the only way to see the residence. Learn when tours are, and how to sign up for one.

Family is Important!

Learn about those who were influential on TR.

Take the Virtual Tour.

Can’t visit Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace? Take a virtual tour wherever you are in the world!

Directions and Transportation.

Click here for more details on how to find Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace!

The story of the re-created birthplace.

Learn the story behind the re-created structure you can tour today!

How did New York look when TR was a kid?

Learn how the neighborhood appeared when TR was a child.

Kids and Youth.

Theodore Roosevelt’s admiration for children and youthful attitude was one of his hallmarks. This section contains many activities for kids.

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