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Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

National Park Service

 
 
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Marker
Inscription. The house stands right on the top of the hill, separated by fields and belts of woodland from all other houses, and looks out over the bay and the Sound. We see the sun go down beyond long reaches of land and water . . . We love all the seasons; the snows and bare woods of winter; the rush of growing things and the blossom-spray of spring; the yellow grain, the ripening fruits and tasseled corn, and the deep, leafy shades that are heralded by ‘the green dance of summer; and the sharp fall winds that tear the brilliant banners with which the trees greet the dying year.”
Theodore Roosevelt

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.” Frequently Theodore and his children could be seen playing games in the fields or venturing out for a swim, hike, or horseback ride.

Except for the many absences imposed by his rich public
Marker at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
2. Marker at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, in the parking lot near the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America.
 
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 shouting distance of this marker); 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.
Sagamore Hill Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
3. Sagamore Hill Markers
The marker can be seen here near the new barn (left) and the Visitor Center.
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.) 
 
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House at Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 28, 2011
4. House at Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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