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Theodore Roosevelt's Home

Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt's time in office, his "Summer White House" was the focus of international attention. Otherwise, it was the home of a most remarkable fellow and his interesting family.

The Nature Trail to Eel Creek and the beach at Cold Spring Harbor during Winter.

Sagamore Hill is Currently Operating on a Winter Schedule

Tours of Theodore Roosevelt's Home are currently being offered Wednesday through Sunday every hour from 10am to 4pm. The Visitor Center and bookstore are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm to purchase tour tickets and retail items.

Visitors may enjoy more than 80 acres of Sagamore Hill's natural landscape any day of the week from dawn to dusk. Be sure to explore the 1/2 mile wooded loop trail that goes from the Old Orchard Museum to the Eel Creek saltmarsh and the beach at Cold Spring Harbor.

To learn more about touring the President's house, click here.


Sagamore Hill Announces $775,000 for Preservation of Historic Structures

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site announces the kick-off of $775,000 in historic preservation and site enhancements this fall in the National Park Service’s on-going effort to protect and preserve the site’s historical resources and enhance the visitor experience. The work consists of three discreet projects: 1. Carriage Road stone wall restoration and preservation project; 2. Road and Visitor pathway paving project; 3. Historic Outbuilding preservation and re-roofing project.

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Sagamore Hill Celebrates TR's 150th Birthday

On October 26 & 27, 2008 Sagamore Hill welcomed more than 3,000 visitors who helped us to celebrate TR's 150th Birthday. The festivities included music, live animal demonstrations, lecturers, children's games, food and other entertainment. For more information, read the Press Release.

These events began a year-long celebration of the life of Theodore Roosevelt. See our Schedule of Events to learn more.

The Big Flag.

Flag Folding on Sunday Afternoon

It has become part of the tradition at Sagamore Hill for children to assist in taking down and folding the large U.S. flag that flies in front of President Roosevelt's house every Sunday afternoon. Why Sunday? Well, family visitation is highest on weekends, and that's probably why the Sagamore Hill volunteer who started this tradition - Brendan Casey - likes to spend his Sundays here talking to kids about Theodore Roosevelt and about patriotism. So if you would like to help our rangers and volunteers fold the flag this Sunday, or any afternoon you happen to visit, just ask and we would be glad of your help.


Write to

20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771


Visitor Information
(516) 922-4788


(516) 922-4792


Summers in Oyster Bay are generally hot and humid. The Theodore Roosevelt home is not air-conditioned. The third floor of the house is subject to closure when the heat reaches dangerous levels.

Winters are generally cold and damp with moderate amounts of snow and ice. Sagamore Hill is usually closed when local school districts announce closures due to snow storms.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. Heavy coats, hats and gloves are recommended for winter; light jackets are usually adequate in spring and fall; and very light clothing is desirable in the summer. Good walking shoes (sneakers, boots, etc.) are recommended for all seasons.
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FDR as a young man with two of his dogs.  

Did You Know?
Some of FDR's hobbies as a boy were building model ships, birdwatching, and collecting coins and stamps.

Last Updated: January 04, 2009 at 15:33 EST