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The Good & The Bad - Presidents

The Empire State has a rich and colourful political history. It was the birthplace of four U.S Presidents and the final resting place of six. Two of them include the country’s youngest President ever to serve (Theodore Roosevelt) and Americas longest serving President (Franklin D Roosevelt). There are also plenty of New York venues which hosted many presidents before they rose to the highest office.

With such a fascinating history one of the highlights has be to visiting Theodore Roosevelts birthplace. Theodore was a native New Yorker and you can tour the town house where he was born, his home on Long Island, and even the North Creek Depot Museum where learned that he’d become the 26th president following the assassination of William McKinley.

Discover:  Exciting and fascinating facts about the Presidents of America

Understand:  The part New York State has played in American politics over the years

Experience:  History coming alive in the houses and historical sites of famous Presidents

If you like the history of the US Presidents, then you will love...

  • The North Creek Depot Museum, Adirondacks - This was where in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt first learned of President McKinley's death and his own succession to the presidency. The restored 1872 depot displays a scale model diorama of the North Creek and Adirondack railroad plus exhibits and artifacts aswell as providing an overview of the history and culture of the Gore Mountain region. www.northcreekdepotmuseum.com 
  • The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugral National Historic Site, Greater Niagara - Situated in Buffalo this site lets you experience the moment 1901 when Roosevelt was sworn into office after President McKinley's assassination. Learn about Roosevelt's presidency through interactive exhibits and an audio-visual presentation. www.trsite.org
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site, Hudson Valley - Preserves the lifelong home of America's 32nd president. The extensive grounds contain miles of walking trails, Top Cottage, FDR's self-designed retreat and the Rose Garden, with the graves of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. www.nps.gov/hofr
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Long Island - This was president Theodore Roosevelt's home from 1885, when it was built, until his death in 1919. White he was in office it was called the "Summer White House". The 83-acre site features the Queen Anne shingle-style home, a museum, a visitors center, historic farm buildings, a nature trail and a wildlife refuge. www.nps.gov/sahi 

For more must-see attractions and itinerary ideas for exploring the history of US Presidents in New York State click here.

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