New York City

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Visit the birthplace and childhood home of Theodore Roosevelt, and see memorabilia from the life of the 26th president. On a tour of the reconstructed home, explore five historically furnished rooms, including the library, parlor, nursery, and master bedroom. The house has two galleries, focusing on Roosevelt’s personal life, and his prominent public life as an outdoorsman, hunter, and conservationist. A 25-minute film is available for viewing before or after the tour. See a wealth of artifacts, including Roosevelt’s Rough Rider uniform, political cartoons, childhood taxidermy specimens, and the bullet-pierced eyeglass case that saved his life during an assassination attempt.
 
Contact Info
Address: 28 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003. New York County. 212-260-1616. Website: www.nps.gov/thrb. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue