Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
28 E 20th St
btwn Broadway & Park Ave S
Telephone
+1 212 260 1616
Getting there
Subway: N/R, 6 to 23rd St
More information
www.nps.gov/thrb
Opening hours
40min guided tours 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Tue-Sat
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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.