Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
National Park Service
When Theodore Roosevelt was a teenager, his father established a summer home in Oyster Bay. Theodore spent many vacations exploring the surrounding fields, woodlands, and bay.
In 1885, Theodore built a home on the nearby Cove Neck peninsula he enjoyed as a youth.
Roosevelt chose to name his estate Sagamore Hill, after the Sagamore Mohannis, chief of the Matinecock tribe who had occupied the area some 350 years prior.
The Roosevelts raised six active children at their beloved “Sagamore.”
Except for the many absences imposed by his rich public career, Theodore and his wife Edith spent all their married life here. Sagamore Hill remained a home, haven, and gateway to the outdoors Theodore loved. Today, Sagamore Hill is furnished as it was during Theodore Roosevelt’s busy lifetime.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 40° 53.179′ N, 73° 29.943′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Sagamore Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (here, next to this marker); From Barn to Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicken House (within shouting distance of this marker); Housing the Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Tools (within Helping Feed the Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Garden for Food and Color (about 300 feet away); The Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
More about this marker. Photographs on the marker depict the West façade of Roosevelt’s Home; President and Mrs. Roosevelt in 1908; and the Roosevelt children Theodore Jr., Ethel, Alice, Quentin, Kermit and Archibald.
Also see . . .
1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of Theodore Roosevelt. The White House website. (Submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912. Library of Congress. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.