Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service that commemorates the childhood home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States http://www.nps.gov/thrb

A National Park site consisting of Theodore Roosevelt's reconstructed childhood home. Free public tours are offered at 10 and 11 am, and 1,2,3, and 4 pm

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On September 17th 1903, Theodore Roosevelt gave a dedication speech for the New Jersey State Monument at Antietam. In th...
09/17/2021

On September 17th 1903, Theodore Roosevelt gave a dedication speech for the New Jersey State Monument at Antietam. In the speech, he praised the brave men from New Jersey who fought at the battle of Antietam during the Civil War. @TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Honesty, rigid honesty is a root virtue; if not present, no other virtue can atone for its ...
09/16/2021

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Honesty, rigid honesty is a root virtue; if not present, no other virtue can atone for its lack."

Quote from Theodore Roosevelt's pamphlet The Key to Success in Life.

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Honesty, rigid honesty is a root virtue; if not present, no other virtue can atone for its lack."

Quote from Theodore Roosevelt's pamphlet The Key to Success in Life.

Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States of America at roughly 3:30 pm on September 14...
09/14/2021

Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the 26th President of the United States of America at roughly 3:30 pm on September 14, 1901 inside the Wilcox Mansion library, in Buffalo. At the age of 42, he became the youngest President of the United States due to the assassination of President William McKinley. When being sworn in as President, Theodore Roosevelt promised to “continue unbroken the policy of President McKinley for the peace, prosperity, and honor of the country.” #TheodoreRoosevelt #PresidentRoosevelt #Roosevelt #THRB #OTD #WilliamMcKinley #PresidentMcKinley #TheodoreRooseveltInauguration #TR #TRInauguration

OTD: On September 13, 1887, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. The son of Theodore Roosevelt. He was the first to be born ...
09/13/2021

OTD: On September 13, 1887, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. The son of Theodore Roosevelt. He was the first to be born at Oyster Bay. Ted was his nickname. He would end up going to Harvard and fighting in World War 2. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

OTD: On September 13, 1887, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. The son of Theodore Roosevelt. He was the first to be born at Oyster Bay. Ted was his nickname. He would end up going to Harvard and fighting in World War 2. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The distinguishing feature of our American governmental system is the freedom of the indi...
09/09/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The distinguishing feature of our American governmental system is the freedom of the individual; it is quite as important to prevent his being oppressed by many men as it is to save him from the tyranny of one."

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The distinguishing feature of our American governmental system is the freedom of the individual; it is quite as important to prevent his being oppressed by many men as it is to save him from the tyranny of one."

President McKinley has been shot! News of the shooting of the President in Buffalo at the Pan-American Exposition shocke...
09/06/2021

President McKinley has been shot! News of the shooting of the President in Buffalo at the Pan-American Exposition shocked the nation. Vice President Roosevelt rushed from his engagement in Lake Champlain, Vermont to Buffalo, New York. Everyone worried about if President McKinley was going to survive. #PresidentMcKinley #PanAmericanExposition #TheodoreRoosevelt

President McKinley has been shot! News of the shooting of the President in Buffalo at the Pan-American Exposition shocked the nation. Vice President Roosevelt rushed from his engagement in Lake Champlain, Vermont to Buffalo, New York. Everyone worried about if President McKinley was going to survive. #PresidentMcKinley #PanAmericanExposition #TheodoreRoosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt's children were known for their pets. Did you know Alice Roosevelt had a pet chihuahua and a pet snak...
09/04/2021

Theodore Roosevelt's children were known for their pets. Did you know Alice Roosevelt had a pet chihuahua and a pet snake? The snake was named Emily Spinach. Do you have pets? #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore Roosevelt's children were known for their pets. Did you know Alice Roosevelt had a pet chihuahua and a pet snake? The snake was named Emily Spinach. Do you have pets? #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Do not lose the sense of proportion. Remember that in life, and above all in the very activ...
09/02/2021

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Do not lose the sense of proportion. Remember that in life, and above all in the very active practical, workday life on this continent the man who wins out must be the man who works."
Spoken at the Groton School 1904

Theodore Thursday thoughts: "Do not lose the sense of proportion. Remember that in life, and above all in the very active practical, workday life on this continent the man who wins out must be the man who works."
Spoken at the Groton School 1904

OTD: On August 31, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in Kansas called the #NewNationalism. This speech laid ou...
08/31/2021

OTD: On August 31, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in Kansas called the #NewNationalism. This speech laid out Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive principals on the economy, social issues, and conservation. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

OTD: On August 31, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in Kansas called the #NewNationalism. This speech laid out Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive principals on the economy, social issues, and conservation. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

#Theodore Roosevelt wanted the #UnitedStates to be ready for #WWI. As a part of this preparedness movement, a volunteer ...
08/28/2021

#Theodore Roosevelt wanted the #UnitedStates to be ready for #WWI. As a part of this preparedness movement, a volunteer military camp opened in Plattsburg, #NewYork. Did you know Theodore Roosevelt's sons trained at Plattsburg, New York? #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

#Theodore Roosevelt wanted the #UnitedStates to be ready for #WWI. As a part of this preparedness movement, a volunteer military camp opened in Plattsburg, #NewYork. Did you know Theodore Roosevelt's sons trained at Plattsburg, New York? #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore Thursday Thoughts: "A man first duty is to his own home, but he is not thereby excused from doing his duty to t...
08/26/2021

Theodore Thursday Thoughts: "A man first duty is to his own home, but he is not thereby excused from doing his duty to the state; for if he fails in this second duty it is under the penalty of ceasing to be a freeman."
Theodore Roosevelt speaks on civic responsibility in 1899.

Theodore Thursday Thoughts: "A man first duty is to his own home, but he is not thereby excused from doing his duty to the state; for if he fails in this second duty it is under the penalty of ceasing to be a freeman."
Theodore Roosevelt speaks on civic responsibility in 1899.

Which event #OTD means more to you? #TheodoreRoosevelt becoming the first American #President to go on a #submarine (U.S...
08/25/2021

Which event #OTD means more to you? #TheodoreRoosevelt becoming the first American #President to go on a #submarine (U.S.S. Plunger) and subsequently ordering hazardous- duty pay for enlisted submariners or the birth of the #NationalParkService? #FindYourPark #FoundersDay

Which event #OTD means more to you? #TheodoreRoosevelt becoming the first American #President to go on a #submarine (U.S.S. Plunger) and subsequently ordering hazardous- duty pay for enlisted submariners or the birth of the #NationalParkService? #FindYourPark #FoundersDay

OTD: On August 22, 1902, Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to make a public appearance by car. The car he rode ...
08/22/2021

OTD: On August 22, 1902, Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to make a public appearance by car. The car he rode in was a #ColumbiaElectricVictoriaPhaeton. He made this historic appearance in Hartford Connecticut. #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

OTD: On August 22, 1902, Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to make a public appearance by car. The car he rode in was a #ColumbiaElectricVictoriaPhaeton. He made this historic appearance in Hartford Connecticut. #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "... while we are still only beginning to build the twenty thousand airplanes, and beginning to ...
08/19/2021

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "... while we are still only beginning to build the twenty thousand airplanes, and beginning to train the future twenty thousand aviators to fly, we have not yet even begun to train the few hundred aviators we already have, to fight." #AviationDay

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "... while we are still only beginning to build the twenty thousand airplanes, and beginning to train the future twenty thousand aviators to fly, we have not yet even begun to train the few hundred aviators we already have, to fight." #AviationDay

As a young Harvard college student #TheodoreRoosevelt started writing a book about the naval fighting during the #Warof1...
08/17/2021

As a young Harvard college student #TheodoreRoosevelt started writing a book about the naval fighting during the #Warof1812. He completed the book after college. The book was triumphantly heralded as a success and was utilized as a text by the United States Navy. Today, you can find digitized copies to read! #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #USNavy #FindYourPark

Image: Print depicting the US Constitution and HBM Java after a hard fought battle during the War of 1812.

When Theodore Roosevelt was running for President under the #ProgressiveParty, he visited many states, including many lo...
08/15/2021

When Theodore Roosevelt was running for President under the #ProgressiveParty, he visited many states, including many locations in #NewJersey. Did Theodore Roosevelt visit your state? #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

When Theodore Roosevelt was running for President under the #ProgressiveParty, he visited many states, including many locations in #NewJersey. Did Theodore Roosevelt visit your state? #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

#OTD: August 13, 1891,  #EthelRoosevelt was born in #OysterBay, New York. She was the youngest daughter of #Theodore and...
08/13/2021

#OTD: August 13, 1891, #EthelRoosevelt was born in #OysterBay, New York. She was the youngest daughter of #Theodore and #EdithRoosevelt. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

#OTD: August 13, 1891, #EthelRoosevelt was born in #OysterBay, New York. She was the youngest daughter of #Theodore and #EdithRoosevelt. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore's Thursday thoughts "There is no profession in this country quite as important as the #profession of #teacher r...
08/12/2021

Theodore's Thursday thoughts "There is no profession in this country quite as important as the #profession of #teacher ranging from the #college president right down to the lowest paid teacher in any one of our smallest country #publicschools."
(1911)

Theodore's Thursday thoughts "There is no profession in this country quite as important as the #profession of #teacher ranging from the #college president right down to the lowest paid teacher in any one of our smallest country #publicschools."
(1911)

Did you know #TheodoreRoosevelt loved to eat? In #NewYorkCity, Theodore Roosevelt ate at the famous #Delmonic'srestauran...
08/09/2021

Did you know #TheodoreRoosevelt loved to eat? In #NewYorkCity, Theodore Roosevelt ate at the famous #Delmonic'srestaurant, which was started in 1837. Many other Presidents and famous people have eaten there.
#TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace

Did you know #TheodoreRoosevelt loved to eat? In #NewYorkCity, Theodore Roosevelt ate at the famous #Delmonic'srestaurant, which was started in 1837. Many other Presidents and famous people have eaten there.
#TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace

In 1899, Governor #TheodoreRoosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on 89th street and River...
08/07/2021

In 1899, Governor #TheodoreRoosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on 89th street and Riverside Drive in New York City. This monument is dedicated to the New York Civil War soldiers. Do you live near an monument or ever visit it? #NYCHistory

In 1899, Governor #TheodoreRoosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on 89th street and Riverside Drive in New York City. This monument is dedicated to the New York Civil War soldiers. Do you live near an monument or ever visit it? #NYCHistory

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The life that is worth living and the only life that is worth living is the life of effor...
08/05/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The life that is worth living and the only life that is worth living is the life of effort, the life of effort to attain what is worth striving for." #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark
Address to students at the Groton School 1904

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts: "The life that is worth living and the only life that is worth living is the life of effort, the life of effort to attain what is worth striving for." #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark
Address to students at the Groton School 1904

In 1899, #TheodoreRoosevelt  lead the New York regiment in the parade that honored admiral George Dewey who was consider...
08/03/2021

In 1899, #TheodoreRoosevelt lead the New York regiment in the parade that honored admiral George Dewey who was considered the hero of Manila Bay. Parades down Broadway are a tradition in #NewYorkCity that started with the parade for the #StatueofLiberty in 1886. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

In 1899, #TheodoreRoosevelt lead the New York regiment in the parade that honored admiral George Dewey who was considered the hero of Manila Bay. Parades down Broadway are a tradition in #NewYorkCity that started with the parade for the #StatueofLiberty in 1886. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

OTD: On August 1st, 1882, Theodore Roosevelt joined the New York National Guard at the age of 24. After a year of servic...
08/01/2021

OTD: On August 1st, 1882, Theodore Roosevelt joined the New York National Guard at the age of 24. After a year of service, he was promoted to captain. He finished his service with the National Guard in 1886. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

OTD: On August 1st, 1882, Theodore Roosevelt joined the New York National Guard at the age of 24. After a year of service, he was promoted to captain. He finished his service with the National Guard in 1886. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:"It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it....
07/29/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:

"It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." _Dickinson, Dakota Territory(July 4, 1886)... See more #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #NationalParkService

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:

"It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." _Dickinson, Dakota Territory(July 4, 1886)... See more #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #NationalParkService

When Archie was sick and bed ridden at the White House recovering from the measles, he begged to be allowed to see his p...
07/27/2021

When Archie was sick and bed ridden at the White House recovering from the measles, he begged to be allowed to see his pony Algonquin, but was told he was too weak to visit the stables. Thus, his pony was led into the White House elevator and up to the second floor. The pony trotted into the boy's room, and soon, the boy was up and galloping around the grounds. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Photo: Archie riding Algonquin in a field.

When Archie was sick and bed ridden at the White House recovering from the measles, he begged to be allowed to see his pony Algonquin, but was told he was too weak to visit the stables. Thus, his pony was led into the White House elevator and up to the second floor. The pony trotted into the boy's room, and soon, the boy was up and galloping around the grounds. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Photo: Archie riding Algonquin in a field.

Happy #ParentsDay! #TheodoreRoosevelt loved being a #father. As #President, he had a standing play date with his #childr...
07/25/2021

Happy #ParentsDay! #TheodoreRoosevelt loved being a #father. As #President, he had a standing play date with his #children at 4 pm everyday. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #SagamoreHill

Happy #ParentsDay! #TheodoreRoosevelt loved being a #father. As #President, he had a standing play date with his #children at 4 pm everyday. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #SagamoreHill

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "In the long run civilized man finds he can keep the peace only by subduing his barbarian neighb...
07/22/2021

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "In the long run civilized man finds he can keep the peace only by subduing his barbarian neighbor; for the barbarian will yield only to force, save in instances so exceptional that they may be
disregarded. . . ." (1900)
#TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

TR's Thursday Thoughts: "In the long run civilized man finds he can keep the peace only by subduing his barbarian neighbor; for the barbarian will yield only to force, save in instances so exceptional that they may be
disregarded. . . ." (1900)
#TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

In the beginning of the early 20th century, visiting leaders to the White House became important to develop or improve r...
07/20/2021

In the beginning of the early 20th century, visiting leaders to the White House became important to develop or improve relationships between the United States and other nations. In 1902, Theodore Roosevelt had Prince Heinrich over for dinner. He represented German Emperor Wilhelm II. Today, dinners with visiting leaders is very important for the President of the United States. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #PrinceHeinrich #FindYourPark

In the beginning of the early 20th century, visiting leaders to the White House became important to develop or improve relationships between the United States and other nations. In 1902, Theodore Roosevelt had Prince Heinrich over for dinner. He represented German Emperor Wilhelm II. Today, dinners with visiting leaders is very important for the President of the United States. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #PrinceHeinrich #FindYourPark

#OTD: On July 17, 1871, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt passed away at the age of 77 of a short term illness in #OysterB...
07/17/2021

#OTD: On July 17, 1871, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt passed away at the age of 77 of a short term illness in #OysterBay. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

#OTD: On July 17, 1871, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt passed away at the age of 77 of a short term illness in #OysterBay. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

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I thought you might enjoy a song I wrote after reading Bully Pulpit, a jilted love song from Taft to TR. It’s part of collection of historically-oriented songs that I just released about U.S. Presidents. Most lyrics are first-person fictional narratives. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z8wP8Nl5EU&list=OLAK5uy_nfE28vA4KXUTqfLemy-o-YQz2T7hfMwl0&index=8 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/41J1Kvt3AGRbabXgGnCuLB?si=YzNVZN97SoyRKYaXpUXZqQ Lyrics and Commentary: http://davidwj.com/potus.shtml
Came across these postcards from my husband's collection and thought you would enjoy seeing.
Waiting to start my tour
9/11/2001 Memorial
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TR at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix Ring in Bridgehampton 🐎
was he the reason for our National Park Service and the nickname Teddy?😎🏳️🏴‍☠️🇦🇮🇺🇳🚓🚀🚁🦋🐝🦄🙉🙊🙈⚾️⛹️‍♂️
Dropped by to visit the site and took the guided tour today. The rangers were awesome, polite, well informed and answered all the questions. Highly recommend visiting
Love the park,i will be the someday
The dedication actually occurred on March 18, 1911, a Saturday. 0920: Roosevelt special pulls into Sante Fe Station. Edith and his daughter Ethel are with him. Archie is with them as well. 1615: The car bearing TR rounds the point and he gets first view of the dam. 11 gun salute sounds. His car climbs to the top of the hill and he walks down, with an es**rt including Apache Indians, to the dam and gives a speech. 1700 TR gives a speech dedicating the Roosevelt Dam. The Republican publishes 700 additional copies to commemorate the event.
Really enjoyed my visit to the birthplace. Staff made the experience special. They were knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. I especially enjoyed. Ms. Rasmussen's walking tour. She brought the connections between Theodore and the area into sharp focus. I could not recommend a visit there highly enough.
Visited Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace on Sunday, 2/17. This is the picture my daughter and I were telling you about that was taken with TR Joe. It was taken at Grey Towers in Milford, PA(the home of Gifford Pinchot) in either 2010 or 2011.