“a result of the McKinley assassination”
It is an official NPS site for the historical mansion where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated president after the assassination of President McKinley. On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th president of the United States in Buffalo, NY. His predecessor, William McKinley, had been shot by an assassin at the Pan-American Exposition on September 6, dying at 2:15 AM on the 14th. Roosevelt, who had hoped to someday rise to the Presidency, would say "It is a dreadful thing to come into the Presidency in this way; but it would be far worse to be morbid about it. Here is the task, and I have got to do it to the best of my ability."
There wasn't much to see and learn independently. It is essentially a walking tour where a guide shows you through the house and narrates the story of what happened in each room. The guide was excellent, but this style of museum wasn't my cup of tea.
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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