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Tracing the Path of Theodore Roosevelt
Bed and crib

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS

Born on October 27, 1858 in a New York City townhouse, Roosevelt would become influential in setting aside land for future generations.

Little Missouri River running past badlands formations

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The spectacular landscape of the North Dakota badlands where Roosevelt settled as a young man influenced his future conversation policies.

White mansion with a portico

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS

Following the untimely death of President William McKinley, Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th president of the United States.

Fossil Footprints of Prehistoric Life

River running through a hilly area

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Hidden in the hills of Idaho are the fossils of more than 200 prehistoric species, including the Hagerman horse.

Two boys peering off a hanging boardwalk over an excavation site

Waco Mammoth National Monument

View fossils "in situ," including a herd of Columbian mammoths and a camel that lived 67,000 years ago.

Cross section of a petrified log sitting in the desert

Petrified Forest National Park

Among the dramatic geological formations of Arizona are the fossilized remains of fallen trees that lived about 225 million years ago.

Piecing Together Our Past
Woman and child screening dirt

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Get your hands dirty helping with archaeology projects that look for clues about past life in the Pacific Northwest.

Underwater archaeologist taking notes

Dry Tortugas National Park

Explore the underwater archaeology in the Gulf of Mexico, including shipwrecks and other historic artifacts.

Aerial view of ancient grass mounds

Poverty Point National Monument

Walk through the remnants of a culture that was part a trading network that stretched across the continent 3,000 years ago.

National Park Getaways
Two-story yellow colonial period building

Getaway to Christiansted NHS

Walk through history and learn more about the rich blend of cultures in the Virgin Islands at this historic site.

Two Mexican dancers onstage

Chamizal National Memorial

Celebrate U.S. and Mexican heritage at this memorial dedicated to international friendship on the Texas-Mexico border.

Statue of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Island

A hidden oasis of nature in the nation's capital, Theodore Roosevelt Island is a living memorial to the 26th president.

Aerial view of Norden along the Niobrara River

Niobrara National Scenic River

Among the golden prairie of Nebraska flows a scenic river perfect for adventure-seekers or relaxation.