In September 1901, Buffalo was booming..It was the eighth largest city in the country. The Pan American Exposition was in full swing. President, William McKinley himself was a visitor to the Exposition and sadly, events took a tragic turn with the shooting and death of the President. Major historical events would then play out on Delaware Avenue at the Wilcox Mansion as Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the first "modern" President.
Experience for yourself where the modern presidency began and where the legend that was Teddy Roosevelt was introduced to the world at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Avenue near North Street in Buffalo. Visits are by guided tour only so call 884-0095 or visit TRSite.org for a complete schedule and ticket prices. Tickets are half price Saturday, Feb. 15th - Monday, Feb. 17th, Presidents Day. What better time to visit than President's Week? Re-live the drama of September 1901 that changed the course of our nation, visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.