Theodore Roosevelt 26th President of the United States (1901-1908)
TR sites that I have seen:
Home Sagamore Hill NHS Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Theodore Roosevelt Inaguaral site Buffalo, NY
TR's Presidential Retreat "Pine Knot" Keene, VA
TR Gravesite at Youngs Memorial Cemetery Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
|My nephew Chris and I on the porch of TR's Sagamore Hill home. The porch railing is missing in front of us so that Teddy and family could more easily mount their horses.|
|A picture of the inside of Sagamore Hill. We weren't allowed to take pictures but I found this one online.
|My kids enjoy some time on Theodore Roosevelt's porch on our July 2017 revisit
|The Theodore Roosevelt museum at Sagamore Hill is at "Old Orchard". Which was the home of Theodore Roosevelt Jr and his family.|
|TR Jr's Old Orchard Home. Now a museum for his father.|
|The next few pictures are at the TR Museum in Old Orchard at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.|
|Uniform used by TR when he served as a Colonel during the Spanish American war|
|TR and McKinley|
|Hat wore by TR at McKinley's funeral|
|Speak softly and carry a big stick|
|TR's Nobel Peace prize he earned by helping to negotiate peace between Japan and Russia.|
I have visited Sagamore Hill twice now. First in June 2012 and again in July 2017. On the first trip we weren't able to tour the house since they had just undergone a 3 year renovation. The second trip we were able to tour, then took our time exploring the TR museum there also. It was an amazing site that I'm glad that I was finally able to take in properly.
|Me at the Wilcox Mansion in Buffalo, NY. TR's Inaguaral site.
backside of Pine Knot
|My kids and I at the gravesites of Theodore Roosevelt's parents and first wife Alice. Greenlawn Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY|
|Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY. The church in which Theodore Roosevelt's funeral was held.|
|Inside Christ Church|
|My first glimse of TR's grave|
After we visited Sagamore Hill on our 2012 trip, we went down to see TR's gravesite. But the gate was locked. I was able to find my way through a nature preserve and up a steep hill and got about 10 feet away from TR's gravesite. I considered jumping the fence, but my wife was freaking out a bit since the local cops passed by a couple of times. So we would leave and continue the trip. After seeing Grant's Tomb later that day, and Grover Cleveland's grave the next day, I had officially seen every Presidential Gravesite. But it ate at me that I didn't get a better view of TR's grave. So I rearranged my weeks itinerary and returned to Long Island on that Thursday, this time the gate was open.
|TR and I in June 2012|
|My kids and I at TR's gravesite in July 2017. On a bright day|