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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Contact Info
641 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone:
716-884-0095
Basics
Type:
Historical Site

Description

As president, Theodore Roosevelt created protections for ordinary citizens, began regulation of big business, and made the United States a major force in international affairs. Yet one of the most important presidencies in America’‘s history nearly didn’‘t happen. See the place where a brief, emotional, and improvised ceremony in Buffalo, NY brought TR into office, and forever altered the nation.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Open year round. Museum visit is by guided tour only. Tours as guests arrive.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Final tour at 4:15 p.m.

Closed on New Year’‘s Eve, New Year’‘s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From the East
Take the I–90 west to Exit 51 (Rt. 33 W). Take Exit 51 to Rt. 33 W (Kensington Expressway) and to downtown. Continue on Rt. 33 and go west for 6 ½ miles to Goodell Street Exit. Take Goodell Street Exit and get into center lane of Goodell. Follow signs directing “To Delaware Avenue”. At Main Street, follow signs directing “To Delaware Avenue”, veer left around St. Louis Church and continue west on Edward Street. Turn right at the first street, Franklin, and travel 2 2/3 blocks north. The parking lot entrance will be on your left and marked by a brown and white National Park Service sign.

From the North or Niagara Falls
Take the I–190 South. If coming from Niagara Falls, this requires traveling over both Grand Island bridges. There is a 75¢ toll at the north bridge. Continue on I-190 South, approximately 6.5 miles beyond the south bridge. Take Exit 9, Peace Bridge/Porter Avenue and follow signs to Porter Ave. Turn left onto Porter Ave. and go northeast to Symphony Circle. (Traffic on the circle has right of way.) Pass through Symphony Circle and Porter becomes North Street. Go east for ½ mile to Delaware Avenue. Turn right onto Delaware Avenue. The Site is now on your left.

From the South or West
Take the I–90 to Exit 53 (I-190 N). Take Exit 53 to I-190 N and to downtown. Continue on I–190 N and go west for 5 ½ miles to Exit 8 (Niagara St.). Take Exit 8 (Niagara St.) and turn left on Niagara St. Go northwest for 0.7 miles to Porter Avenue. Turn right onto Porter Avenue and go northeast for ½ mile to Symphony Circle. (Traffic on the circle has right of way.) Pass through Symphony Circle and Porter becomes North Street. Go east for ½ mile to Delaware Avenue. Turn right onto Delaware Avenue. The Site is now on your left.

From Canada
Take the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ontario, to Buffalo, NY. After crossing the Peace Bridge, follow signs to Porter Ave. Follow Baird Drive past Front Park to Porter Ave. Turn left onto Porter Ave. and go northeast to Symphony Circle. (Traffic on the circle has right of way.) Pass through Symphony Circle and Porter becomes North Street. Go east for ½ mile to Delaware Avenue. Turn right onto Delaware Avenue. The Site is now on your left.

Customizable Directions


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