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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in here on September 14, 1901, to become the 26th president of the United States after William McKin-ley was assassinated. The house, which was built in the 1830s as officers' quarters for the Buffalo Barracks, is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. The site was designated in 1966 and opened in 1971.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring house, gardens, and neighborhood; watching audiovisual program. Facilities: Visitor center, house, grounds. Gift shop, research library. Programs & Events: Guided house tours, self-guided architectural walking tours. Victorian Days Children's Program (July and Aug.), guided architectural and historical walking tours (May-Sept., reservations required, fee for architectural tours). Mother-Daughter Tea (Apr. or May), Teddy Bear Picnic (Aug.), Inaugural Commemoration (Sept.), Victorian Christmas (Dec). Tips & Hints: Park in lot behind site on Franklin St. Visit May-Sept, for garden blooms, in Dec. for Victorian holiday decorations. Busiest July, Aug. and Dec, least crowded in Jan. and Feb.
FEES & HOURS
Entrance fee: $3 adults, $2 ages 62 and older, $1 ages 6-14; $6.50 per family. Architectural tours: $5 adults, $2.50 ages 6-14. Site open weekdays 9-5, weekends noon-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
1 mi north of downtown Buffalo at 641 Delaware Ave. Closest airport: Buffalo (5 mi).
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. 716/884-0095, fax 716/884-0330, ). Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau (617 Main St., Suite 400, Buffalo, NY 14203, tel. 716/852-0511, fax 716/ 852-0131).
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