The Ansley Wilcox family, friends of Theodore, owned this early 19th-century Greek revival mansion. It became the site of ... More
The Ansley Wilcox family, friends of Theodore, owned this early 19th-century Greek revival mansion. It became the site of Roosevelt's Presidential inauguration in 1901 following the assassination of President William McKinley, and so was named the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. The only National Park Service location in Western NY, its displays include items related to the assassination and inauguration. The site also hosts a teddy bear picnic each August and a traditional Victorian Christmas celebration.
The tour was very good; brief and to the point without being boring like some historic sites can be. Definatly worht going back because there will be something new to see that you missed before.
And the fact that you can get to the gift shop after you've been there once that's what I liked; my 1st time there Imade a purchase and when I went back 2 weeks later I was able to back to the giftshop w/o taking the tour again which impressed me alot. I will tour the mansion again and have hopefully more questions
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