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Christmas With the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill

It’s your last chance as Sagamore Hill House closes on Dec. 5 for three years

On Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill.

Please note that this will be one of your last chances to see the Roosevelt Home since it will be closing to the public for a three-year period beginning December 5, 2011 due to a major rehabilitation of the home. However the life of TR at Sagamore Hill will continue to be available through visits to the Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds that will continue to be open and free interpretive programs will be offered.

Activities on Dec. 3 will include holiday music performed on a harp and flute by Musica Dolce, Christmas carols sung by Close Enough, and original and seasonal poems read by the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society.

Finally a very special appearance will be made by “Theodore Roosevelt,” as portrayed by James Foote, who will share his reminiscences of how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas at Sagamore Hill and the White House.

Ranger-guided tours of the Roosevelt Home will feature information about Christmases past and the festivities that the family enjoyed. Complimentary hot cider and cocoa will be provided by the Friends of Sagamore Hill.

Last Chance to Tour House

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service.  Tours of the home are limited to 14 persons and will be offered on the hour on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets are $5 each and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis each day beginning at 9 a.m. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from dawn to dusk. For further information, visit our website at, or call 922-4788. Be sure to follow us on twitter for updates at