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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

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Address: 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
Phone Number: +1 716-884-0095
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Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in...

Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1901 in Buffalo, NY, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Exhibits focus on the assassination and inauguration, details of Roosevelt's life and consequential issues of the day no less important to citizens more than a century later. Visitors can also tour nearby historic neighborhoods.

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Was not sure to expect and thought it might be boring but our tour guide did a great job and made it a bit more interesting as we went along. The price was reasonable and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Beeton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not sure to expect and thought it might be boring but our tour guide did a great job and made it a bit more interesting as we went along. The price was reasonable and the location was very easy to find.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I am fairly traditional in my love of historical sites, I found this site excellent in its comprehensive approach to an otherwise unknown historical event. This site would appeal to those who are not particularly interested in history with very interesting tour guides and interactive displays.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wilcox Mansion was the site where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as President of the United States in 1901. The interactive museum is delightful, fun and informative for children as well as adults. Parking is free.

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Sterling, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is very well done. Excellent staff and uses modern technology for interactive fun. Great for kids and adults alike.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry to the house by guided tour, $7 for seniors. At end of tour you are free to explore upper floor at you leisure. The displays make much use of audiovisual effects and interactive items. All very interesting and our guide Victoria did a splendid job of explaining everything enthusiastically. thank you!

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Cortlandt Manor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Here in Buffalo on business…and had a few spare hours. So decided to visit Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site. It is not his home (that’s in Long Island), but he did stay there and was sworn into office here at age 42 within 24 hours of McKinley’s dead by an assassin’s bullet. Close to downtown, and reachable via Buffalo’s Metro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The tour here does a good job of describing the events leading up to Teddy Roosevelt being inaugurated here versus back in Washington DC. It gives you a picture of what was happening in our country at that time and how Roosevelt was unexpectedly thrust into the presidency, having to deal with those issues. Interesting too to see how this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have to admit this was not at the top of my list of must sees in buffalo. But on a rainy day, it was one of the few available options. The interesting talk by the guide as well as the interactive and modern presentations provided a quick and efficient education. Be aware that the only way to tour the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This site made me proud to be from Buffalo and encourages me to learn more about our historical contributions. A silent little gem you probably drove past a dozen times like myself. Do yourself a favor and stop in, you won't regret it. Buffalo Pride!

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great historical experience for the kids - had a lot more interactive aspects than the typical NPS historical site - great opportunity for kids to have fun learning about Teddy Roosevelt. Staff were great, we arrived after last tour of day but they still let us good through house. Highly recommend!

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