Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.

White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: William Dix/Audubon Photography Awards

Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center—a home for discovery and exploration. Managed by Audubon New York, the center was established in 1923 as the country’s first National Audubon Society songbird sanctuary. Theodore Roosevelt’s gravesite sits at the edge of the sanctuary property. Our 14 acres boast extensive native plant demonstration gardens, several small ponds, a mile of hiking trails, and our famous Bessie Potter Vonnoh fountain sculpture.

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Looking to get involved? Fill out our online volunteer application to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Please note that the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is unable to take in injured or sick wildlife. If you are experiencing a wildlife emergency, consult these widlife rehabilitation website through the DEC or Animal Help Now to find a facility who is able to help.

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2023 Upcoming Programs & Events

Birds and Baskets Fall Picnic Fundraiser

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Space is extremely limited—purchase tickets online!

table in woods

Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2023 for our first fall picnic event! Come grab your gourmet boxed lunch, catered by Green Pear Catering, and a beverage or BYO Beverage, then head out in to our gardens or on our trails to find the perfect spot for a fall picnic with family and friends! Take a seat at the picnic tables and other seating options available around the property, bring your own picnic blanket.

  • Choose from the 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM seating
  • Event attendees are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. We can provide wine glasses for a $10 fee.
  • Please advise of any food allergies upon registration.
  • Space is very limited, so please register early. 

Contact with any additional questions.

Click here to purchase tickets! 

2023 Spring Benefit: Centennial Celebration and Ribbon Cutting

Our benefit was a great success and our new Wood Thrush Visitors Center is open!

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Logo of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, featuring a simple illustration of an Osprey in flight.

Thank to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their support in helping to bring the sanctuary's history to life for visitors.