An official Path Through History Site! Theodore Roosevelt began his presidential journey here. At this site, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 26th President of the United States as a consequence of the unforeseen death of President William McKinley. State-of-the-art exhibits and a dramatic guided tour offer a museum experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and emotions surrounding this pivotal moment in our nation's history and learn how the enduring legacy of one of America's greatest presidents affects our lives today.