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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 his birth until the age of fourteen. Guided by a National Parks Ranger, you will gain access to five period rooms, rooms only accessible with a guide, and have time to peruse the museum galleries and view a short film, Teedie, about Roosevelt’s young life. Though the original birthplace was demolished in 1916,  it was rebuilt after Roosevelt’s 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. If you are unable to attend this visit with Insiders, you can take a virtual tour of the home here!

DATE: Thursday, March 28th, 1:00-2:30PM, The visit will begin in the galleries and a 20-minute film screening, the tour 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

BOOKED OUT – Get on the waitlist here!

 

WHAT TO KNOW: 

  • 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).

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HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 3/14 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 3/14 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

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BOOKED OUT – Get on the waitlist here!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours