February 11, 2017
Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in Gramercy
Theodore Roosevelt was a writer, historian, conservationist, war hero, Vice President under William McKinley, and in 1901, became the youngest President at age 42. His birthplace in Gramercy has been fully restored and is now open for guided tours.
by Deborah L. Martin
In 1858, a small, sickly boy was born in a brownstone in Gramercy Park. Although he began life in a wealthy family, no one dreamed how that life would unfold. Theodore Roosevelt was a writer, historian, cattle rancher, Police Superintendent and Governor of New York, war hero, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Vice President under William McKinley, and the youngest president in U.S. history at the age of 42. During his presidency he established five new national parks, and is often called "the conservation president." His birthplace has been fully restored and is now open for guided tours.
VISIT: 28 East 20th Street, NYC: 212.260.1616.
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