Did you know that the 26th President of The United States (1901-1909) was born right here in the neighborhood?
If you have extra time before or after a meeting at your New York Virtual Office, his birthplace is well worth a visit. It’s located just a hop, skip, and jump from your NYC Virtual Office at 28 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway.
The original town house, called a brownstone, was built in 1848. Theodore Roosevelt lived at what is now 28 East 20th Street from his birth until he was 14. In 1872, the family moved to 6 West 57th Street. The brownstones on 20th Street were used as stores. In 1916, with Roosevelt’s permission, the original building was torn down. The Birthplace was built to recreate an historic home.
After Roosevelt died, his widow and two sisters formed the Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Association. They rebuilt the birthplace and donated family heirlooms such as furniture, artwork and china. The “new” birthplace opened to the public in 1923. In 1963, the Theodore Roosevelt Association donated the house to the United States. Congress created Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. It is one of six National Parks honoring the 26th President.
Location: 28 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway
Admission: $0. There is no entrance fee. Admission to the house is free.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Tours: The period rooms can only be seen by guided tours. Park Ranger guided tours are available on the hour: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.
Open your New York Virtual Office in this historic neighborhood today
Website: Manhattan Virtual Office