Theodore Roosevelt at Home

As a crusading urban reformer, conservationist and outdoorsman, and later as President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt met his considerable responsibilities with characteristic energy and passion. Throughout his career, however, T.R. saw himself first as a husband and father: Family and home were of the utmost importance to him. Sagamore Hill, The Roosevelt family home at Oyster Bay, Long Island, was T.R.'s primary residence from 1886 until his death in 1919. These photographs, from the collection of the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, speak to T.R.'s devotion to family and the outdoors.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt's 150th birthday on October 26 and 27, 2008. For more information on the festivities and on Sagamore Hill, visit

Roosevelt family portrait, c.1897. From left to right: Theodore, Archie, Ted Jr.
Eating Oysters at Roosevelt’s beach on Cold Spring Harbor, c.1915. From left to
Roosevelt and family playing football, c.1890. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and Alice
Swimming in Cold Spring Harbor, late 1890s. From left to right: Ethel, Kermit, u
Roosevelt children in a carriage outside Sagamore Hill, n.d. Ms. Young (Governes
Theodore Roosevelt at Home, c.1905.
“A Meeting of the Meadowbrook Hunt Club at the House of Theodore Roosevelt, Oyst
Theodore Roosevelt carrying a rowboat on his Cold Spring Harbor Beach with a Sag
Theodore Roosevelt and Edith in a Rowboat at Cold Spring Harbor Beach with grand
Theodore Roosevelt chopping wood at Sagamore Hill, c.1905.

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