Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 - United States





Guided tours only, please call ahead of time for Museum Day

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site preserves and interprets the place where, on September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th president of the United States in Buffalo, NY. This oath of office marked the beginning of one of America’s most influential and best-known presidencies. Come visit the TR Site and travel back to 1901 Buffalo, touring this historic home as Theodore Roosevelt is here as a guest. An immersive guided tour and self-guided exhibits tell the story of how these events came to occur in Buffalo, and explores Theodore Roosevelt’s lasting impact upon our country.


Several restored rooms represent the home at the time of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1901 inauguration, including the actual site of the swearing-in.

The tour also includes audio and video bringing the event to life, and self-guided exhibits which allow visitors to explore the impact of TR’s presidency on the nation, in his era, and into the present day.

The historic home is available by guided tour only. Tours every half-hour, starting at 12:00 p.m., with the final tour beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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