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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

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Address: 641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1001
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+1 716-884-0095
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This attraction, quite frankly, is hard to make exciting, but the NPS did a pretty good job of reminding us of what the country was like back in the Teddy Roosevelt era, and why... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This attraction, quite frankly, is hard to make exciting, but the NPS did a pretty good job of reminding us of what the country was like back in the Teddy Roosevelt era, and why he ended up as president. Plan on about an hour. This attraction combines video, a personal tour guide and some interactive aspects. Don't forget to bring... More 

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Upland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really liked this tour. Our tour guide was funny, fun, knowledgeable and great! We got to see the exact spot where President Roosevelt stood to be sworn in and we heard about the history from when president William McKinley was assassinated to beginning of when president Roosevelt took office. It was really interesting.

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Thank Abby M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this site! This is a must for presidential history fans! There was another event, but admission was half off because of this. This was very informative!

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Run in coordination with the NPS the attraction is well organized with a entry room where you can examine artifacts while you wait for the tour to start. The tour last about an hour with great audio visual displays visiting the main rooms of the home. the upstairs has more interactive museum exhibits that can be viewed after the tour... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling through NY and decided to visit Buffalo. We found the Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration site and decided to stop in. It was excellent. They have a great 10 minute film which sets the backdrop for what was happening in our nation at the time that McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became president. Then we had a guided tour... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to Buffalo many time and every time did not have time to visit this site. This time we made a decision it is time and glad we did. This site is very important for the history of Buffalo in the beginning of 20th century. Highly recommended.

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Belmont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until I went to this museum I had never really thought about the fact that due to President McKinley's assassination, President Roosevelt needed to be sworn in somewhere other than Washington D.C. An example of a Buffalo historical site that was targeted to be demolished but for for the efforts of a few, was preserved. Tours are given by docents... More 

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Stanton HH H, Manager at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, responded to this review

I just wanted to let you know that there are no park rangers here at the TR Inaugural Site. This park is quite unique in the entire NPS system in that the management, maintenance, and operation of the Site is the responsibility of a group of local volunteer Trustees. The Inaugural Site only receives approximately 35% of its annual operating... More 

West Orange
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This site is important to American history. If in Buffalo, make it a stop to learn about this significant event and how it demonstrated the tradition of the peaceful transition of power. The site is as simple as the ceremony in September, 1901. Tourists of today can appreciate the complexity of issues that existed, not much different from our time... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You must take a tour to visit this attraction so pay attention to the schedule. The cost was $25 for a family of 4 to walk through with a docent. It was interesting the way they tried to take you back in time to the Pan American exposition and to the assassination of McKinley. I never knew that TR was... More 

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Cambridge, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were looking for some interesting things to do in Buffalo. We stopped at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural site. It was really interesting. The highlight of the trip was seeing the library where the Inauguration was held. It happened so quickly after McKinley's assassination. History comes alive when you hear the guides tell the stories. I would recommend visiting. You... More 

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