Roosevelt National Historic Sites of NY
Check out these four National Historic Sites operated by the National Park Service commemorating the lives and world-changing efforts put forth by the New York Roosevelts.
Set in Manhattan in the heart of New York City, a replica of Teddy’s childhood home stands at Broadway and Park Avenue South. Operated by the NPS since 1963, the three-story brownstone is found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Open Tuesday through Saturday in NYC, this T.R. museum features the Upper Gallery and Lower Gallery, a guided tour of the five-bedroom home, and a 25-minute film.
And since this is NPS, there is of course a visitor center and bookstore.
Staying on Teddy, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site is yet another NPS-operated museum, this time set in western New York.
Set within the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, the park preserves the site in which Vice President Roosevelt accepted his presidency after the assignation of William McKinley.
Known as Springwood, this 800-acre site memorializes the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Maintained by NPS since 1945, Springwood yields FDR’s childhood bedroom, the First Couple’s bedroom, and the gravesite of Eleanor and FDR.
Just two miles from Springwood, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site – known as Val-Kill – covers 18 acres. The stone cottage was personally owned by the First Lady, and her home after FDR’s death in 1945.
Managed by the NPS since 1977, the former site of Val-Kill Industries turned museum features cell phone tours, the Hyde Park Healthy Trails, a visitor center, and bookstore.