Located on East 20th Street in Manhattan, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a reconstruction of the 26th President's home on the site where he was born and lived until he was 14 years old.
The original house was demolished in 1916. After Roosevelt's death in 1919, the site was purchased by the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association and rebuilt and decorated with many of its original furnishings by his widow and sisters. The Theodore Roosevelt Association, a merger of the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association and the Roosevelt Memorial Association, donated the house to the National Park Service in 1962 and it was designated a national historic site—a protection given to places with one important historical feature.
The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace collections, the majority of which are stored on-site, include manuscripts, published books and articles, cartoons, photographs, as well as letters and journals written by Roosevelt. Artifacts range from campaign buttons to hunting rifles and taxidermy specimens.