Theodore Roosevelt Celebrates 160th Birthday at Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill presents a schedule of activities including a performance by the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra.

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Theodore Roosevelt.

Photo by: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Cove Neck, NY - October 22, 2018 - Long Island residents are invited to Sagamore Hill on Saturday, October 27, 2018 to celebrate the 160th Birthday of Theodore Roosevelt with schedule of activities including a performance by the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra at 2:00PM. Activities will kick-off with our Volunteer Naturalist on a moderate walk around the grounds of Sagamore Hill to view the fall colors. There will also be a children's craft available at conclusion of the hike. Meet behind the Visitor Center at 11:00AM, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Following the nature walk, join a park ranger at 1:00PM for an interactive music program including historic recordings and a live performance of period music. Much of American music published between 1898 and 1920 reflect the influence of the Roosevelts' popularity among the public, but their personal interests reflect the influence of sentimentality and a desire to develop new, uniquely American traditions in their music. 
Sagamore Hill is excited to host the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra in a performance on the porch of Theodore Roosevelt's home using homemade instruments crafted from the garden including carrot pan pipes, squash trombones, and pumpkin drums. This 2:00PM performance will include an interactive display which will be available for all ages from 12:00PM-3:00PM.
Information on Sagamore Hill and Tours of the Roosevelt Home
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt, is open Wednesday-Sunday. Operating hours for the Visitor Center, Bookstore, and the Roosevelt Home are 9:00AM-5:00PM. Old Orchard Museum is open 10:00AM-5:00PM. The grounds and nature trail at Sagamore Hill are open 7 days a week year-round from sunrise to sunset.
Entering Theodore Roosevelt’s Home is by guided tour only. Tours are offered from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at a cost of $10 for adults; those 15 and under are free. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis when the Visitor Center is open, beginning at 9:00AM. Each tour is limited to fourteen persons and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Online tickets can be purchased up to six months in advance on, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The fall season is still very busy, so please plan to visit earlier in the day to secure your tour tickets.