Monday, November 8, 2010

Sagamore Hill Announces Veterans Day Observance, 11/11

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of President Theodore Roosevelt, will observe the contributions of veterans to the United States Armed Forces on November 11, 2010 with free admission and lectures about the Roosevelt family’s military service.

The admission fee for touring Colonel Theodore Roosevelt’s home will be waived by order of the Director of the National Park Service: “From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, freedoms, and resources of this country,” said National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis as he announced the fee-free day. “In honor of veterans, entry to the national parks, which preserve many of our nation’s finest natural and cultural resources, will be free on Veterans Day, November 11. I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us.” Guided tours of the home are available on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Visitors must obtain free tickets at the Visitor Center prior to visiting the home.
There will also be two special free programs offered to the public on November 11th. At 11:00am there will be a ranger lecture on the Roosevelts in the Great War, and at 2:00pm there will be a ranger lecture on The Roosevelt family in World War II. Both programs will be presented under the tent behind the Visitor Center.

Winter Schedule: Sagamore Hill is currently on winter schedule: open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm. On busy days, especially weekends, tours often sell out by early afternoon. Please plan to come early in the day to take advantage of the Old Orchard museum, the nature trail and the grounds of the Roosevelt estate. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis for each day beginning at 9am. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from dawn to dusk.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. For further information about any of this check out our website at, call 516-922-4788.

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