Reservations for tours are HIGHLY recommended, see Book a Tour for tickets. Space for walk-ups is limited. Be sure to also check out our great online resources on, including our blog, Facebook, and Instagram pages! THE TR SITE WILL BE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY ON JULY 4th, 2003.
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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.

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Local Leadership in Addressing Challenges of Climate Change, Aging and Equity

Speaker Nite June 2023

Dr. Mildred Warner

Tues I June 27th I 2023 I 6:00PM

Dr. Mildred E. Warner is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Department of Global Development at Cornell University where her work focuses primarily on local government service delivery, economic development, environmental sustainability, age-friendly planning and public health.  Dr. Warner's Local Government Restructuring Lab explores the impact of privatization and devolution on local government and the role of human services as part of the social infrastructure for economic development.  Her research explores the challenges of privatization, preemption and fiscal decentralization on local governments.  Her work on age-friendly planning explores new community development models for addressing human services which link the needs of children and seniors to promote public health.  Her work on local government economic development policy focuses also on the potential linkages to environmental sustainability action.

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Buffalo Double Decker Tours

Monthly June to September, 2023


An assassin’s bullet. An unexpected inauguration. A new age begins…right here in Buffalo, NY.

This summer, you will have the opportunity to retrace those eight days in September 1901, from the time when President McKinley was shot at the Pan American Exposition through the swearing in of one of our nation’s most consequential presidents-Theodore Roosevelt.

In partnership with Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, the TR Inaugural Site has created a motor tour of Buffalo that will weave its way through the streets of North Buffalo, the Elmwood Village, and downtown Buffalo, while sharing with riders the story of one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. You’ll learn about the anarchist who mortally wounded McKinley in the Temple of Music on the Pan-Am grounds and see the actual spot where the shots were fired. You’ll discover why McKinley was operated on at the Pan-Am Hospital and who was supposed to perform the surgery and didn’t. You’ll see where the private home stood in which McKinley stayed during his ill-fated convalescence. You’ll follow the path Vice President Roosevelt took from the Terrace Street train station to the Ansley Wilcox home at 641 Delaware Avenue where the oath of office was administered on Saturday afternoon, September 14.

Extra bonus! - Before the bus tour, enjoy an exclusive video featuring rare historic images of the Pan-American Exposition, starting at 5:45 pm at the TR Site!

The approximately 90-minute tour will board the bus at the TR Site at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays June 6, July 11, August 8, and September 12. 

Thank you for supporting the TR Site's programming and mission.

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Welcome to The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

Bringing a legend to life

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.