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Historic Sites of The Roosevelts
Take a ride out to Cove Neck on Long Island and visit Sagamore Hill; the one-time home of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt. While you’re learning all about TR, head on out to Manhattan, between Broadway and Park Avenue South. See the brownstone building that was his childhood home at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.
You haven’t gotten your fill of Roosevelt history yet, though. Take a trip just north of Poughkeepsie where you’ll head into Hyde Park and see the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial of 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Stay in Hyde Park and go just two miles east to explore the national historic site commemorating FDR’s wife and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt at Stone Cottage.
Of all the legendary New York families, none have come close to making a mark on American history as indelible and distinct as what the Roosevelts have contributed. Bring some friends and make a day of it to form a closer tie to the heritage of this country, as well as the Empire State.
Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Covering 800 acres, the Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site is located in Hyde Park – one mile away from the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. The site is set just north of Poughkeepsie in New York's Catskills region.
Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the site began operating under the National Park Service in 1945 – drawing over 100,000 annual visitors. Also known as Springwood, the site features the First Couple’s bedroom and gravesite, and FDR’s childhood bedroom. Springwood also features home and grounds tours, a visitor center, and bookstore.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Constructed in 1848, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is located in Manhattan in New York City. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the brownstone is found at Park Avenue South and Broadway in NYC.
In 1963, the National Park Service took over the three-story replica erected in 1923, and began operations as a museum Tuesday through Saturday. Explore the Upper Gallery and the Lower Gallery, and check out the bookstore, 25-minute film, and the five-room guided tour.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Located in western New York, visitors continually enjoy spending a day visiting the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Visit the home, located in Buffalo, and stand in the very room where “Teddy” was sworn in as president.
Visitors can take guided tours, walk the grounds, learn the history, and even participate in educational enrichment programs. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site also hosts a variety of fun and educational events year round as well.
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Spanning 181 acres, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is located in Hyde Park – one mile away from the Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The site is set just north of Poughkeepsie in New York's Catskills region.
Also known as Val-Kill, the home was taken over by the National Park Service in 1977 – making it the only NPS site commemorating a First Lady. The Eleanor Roosevelt home features a number of interactive tours, and walking paths throughout the scenic grounds – plus a bookstore and visitor center.