Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace information
Scheduled to re-open in 2016 after restoration work, this National Historic Site is a bit of a cheat, since the physical house where the 26th president was actually born was demolished in his own lifetime. But this building is a worthy reconstruction by his relatives, who joined it with another family residence next door.
If you’re interested in Roosevelt’s extraordinary life, which has been somewhat overshadowed by the enduring legacy of his younger cousin Franklin D, the site is worth visiting – especially if you don’t have the time to see his spectacular summer home in Long Island’s Oyster Bay. Check the website for updates on the building’s re-opening.