Explore the Manhattan birthplace of one of America’s most beloved presidents and one of New York’s most famous residents, Theodore Roosevelt. On a private tour with Untapped Cities Insiders, guests are invited into the brownstone townhouse that marks the site where the 26th president lived from birth until the age of fourteen. Guided by a National Parks Ranger, you will gain access to five period rooms at this National Historic Site – rooms that are only accessible with the accompaniment of a Ranger – and have time to peruse the museum galleries and view a short film, Teedie, about Roosevelt’s young life. You can join this free private tour if you are an Untapped Cities Insider. Not a member yet? Becoming an Insider today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long!

DATE: Thursday, March 28th, 1:00-2:30PM, The visit will begin with free time to explore the museum galleries and view a 20-minute film screening. The tour of the period rooms will last approx. 45 minutes. To allot more time in the galleries, you can watch the film before you arrive online.

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Thursday, March 14th at 12:00PM EST

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Though Roosevelt’s original Flatiron District birthplace was demolished in 1916, it was rebuilt after his death by the Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Association. The home was decorated with original furnishings provided by Roosevelt’s sisters and wife. Sixty percent of the items found in the home are Roosevelt heirlooms and the rest date from the 19th century.


  • Larger bags are required to be stored in lockers. These lockers have a unique combination that the individual sets. (We do not want larger bags to go up into the period rooms since they may accidentally hook on items, knocking them over, or scratch the irreplaceable wallpaper).
  • Still photos are allowed without flash. Audio and video recording are not permitted (as per request by the Roosevelt family)
  • There are two staircases of 21 stairs between floors. If there are any members with physical limitations, there is an elevator that can accommodate a simple wheelchair, and stools available to sit on if anyone is uncomfortable standing for extended amount of times (5-10 minutes).

Image Courtesy of NPS

Image Courtesy of NPS

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