Price break on admission at TR Inaugural Site

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – In observance of National Park Week, Buffalo’s only National Park service facility is offering half-price admission on Saturday and next weekend.

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site preserves the house at 641 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath as president after William McKinley was shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 and died a short time later.

The Ansley Wilcox house was considered the most appropriate site for the hasty inauguration. About 50 people gathered in the front library as a federal judge administered the oath and Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States.

The National Historic Site contains a museum and several items related to the Pan-American Exposition and Theodore Roosevelt. The site is offering admission at half price on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 5 p.m. as well as Saturday, April 26, and Sunday April 27th from noon to 5 p.m.

You’ll find parking behind the building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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