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It's one of the most amazing and improbable moments in American history. It's the story of a man thrust into national prominence following great tragedy. A man who went on to become one of the most influential U.S. Presidents of all time. And you can experience it for yourself, at the house where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office, where the modern presidency began, and where a legend was introduced to the world.

The Collection
The Collection

The TR Site is home to an extensive collection of artifacts and documents related to TR - his inauguration and presidency, the assassination of President McKinley, the Wilcox family and their residence on 641 Delaware Ave and the Pan American Exposition. View More

Tours
Tours

Experience TR's unusual 1901 inauguration like never before. With a combination of historically restored rooms and interactive exhibits, you'll feel as if you are part of the events of that fateful September, while gaining a new perspective on the issues Roosevelt faced during his presidency.
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Tuesday Nite @ the Site
Tuesday Nite @ the Site

The TR Site is now open until 8 o’clock on Tuesday evenings! Take a tour, visit the museum shop, or participate in one of our special programs! View More

Special Exhibits
Special Exhibits

There's so much more to the TR Site's collection than we can show at any one time. So we pull the curtain back on more of it through special exhibits at the Site throughout the year. View More

Social Issues of TR's Day
Social Issues of TR's Day

The topics of today's headlines are remarkably similar to those that the nation wrestled with during TR's presidency. Learn how little has changed since then. View More

Educator Resources
Educator Resources

History comes alive for young and old alike at the TR Site. We can also bring it to you. Learn more here. View More

How little has changed in 115 years!

When Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th President of the United States on September 14, 1901, he became the leader of a nation that had changed significantly in recent decades. At the turn of the twentieth century, Americans wrestled with the issues of dramatic population growth through immigration, big business and labor, pollution, race relations and the nation's role on the global stage.  

How little has changed since TR’s time, as many of these issues are as topical today as they were during his presidency.  In fact, a number of the most significant issues that remain very relevant today form the basis of the TR’s Site’s dynamic, immersive visitor experience and are at the core of our Project Citizen 2.0 Initiative.