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
The Childhood of a Renowned President
100th Anniversary of TR's Death
Come commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's death.
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.
Who was Theodore Roosevelt?
Read about Theodore Roosevelt's many adventures and stories.
The Roosevelt children had lots of pets! Read about them here.
Find your national parks around NYC.
Explore 11 parks found in all five boroughs and parts of New Jersey.
Explore more Theodore Roosevelt sites
There's more to explore with Theodore! Explore Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay on Long Island, NY.
Take the Virtual Tour
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Last updated: December 5, 2018