Historic Locations Associated With Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site28 East 20th St., Manhattan, NY (212-260-1616) Galleries and 1865-period rooms are on display in the reconstruction of the four-story house where Theodore Roosevelt was born and spent the first 14 years of his life. Included are mementos from his youth, ranching and presidency. Yes, with fee
Mount Rushmore National MemorialSouthwest of Keystone, SD
Via US 16A and SR 244 (605-574-2523)
The memorial consists of a colossal granite sculpture of the heads of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt on the face of 5,725 foot Mount Rushmore. The sculpture, planned and executed by Gutson Borglum, was dedicated by Calvin Coolidge in 1927, and was completed in October 1941, approximately six months after the sculptor's death. The Roosevelt head was dedicated in 1939. The visitor center includes a film, an information desk, restrooms, and a bookstore. A schedule for ranger talks and tours is available at the information desk.Yes, free; parking fee
Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteEast of Oyster Bay, NY via E. Main St. and Cove Neck Road (516-922-4447)This 1895 house, Theodore Roosevelt's "Summer White House" and home until his death, includes both memorabilia and trophies about and can be seen on guided tours. Audio-visual programs and exhibits can be seen in the nearby Old Orchard Museum. Yes, with fee
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (Wilcox Mansion)641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY (716-884-0095) The 1838 Greek revival house, where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as President upon the death of President McKinley, includes displays relating to both the Roosevelt inauguration and McKinley's assassination. There are slide presentations and changing art exhibits. Yes, with fee
Theodore Roosevelt IslandPotomac River, off Rosslyn in Arlington, VA (703-289-2530)A 17-foot bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt and four granite slabs inscribed with his thoughts on nature, man, and the state, can be viewed on the 88-acre island along with the paintings that include more than 50 species of trees and 200 varieties of wild flowers. Yes, free
Theodore Roosevelt National ParkNorth of Medora, Badlands, SD (701-623-4466)The 70,448-acre park serves as a tribute to Roosevelt's conservation efforts. Within the park are his Elkhorn Ranch, herds of bison and other wildlife, colorful badland scenery, and some remnants of petrified forest. The visitor centers feature various films, slide shows, and museum displays. There are picnic facilities, a 36-mile scenic drive, and daily summer programs and walks on nature and history. Camping is by permit, and there is a fee for guided trail rides in the south unit of the park.Yes, with fee; visitor centers free
Theodore Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary and Trailside MuseumEast of Oyster Bay, NY via E. Main St. and Cove Neck Road (516-922-3200)Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and Museum includes films and nature programs on some weekends. The grounds provide examples of native Long Island plant and animal life. The Young Memorial Cemetery adjacent to the sanctuary contains Theodore Roosevelt's gravesite.Yes, donations