Sagamore Hill was home to the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. From 1902 until 1908 It was considered the "Summer White House". In 1882, Roosevelt hired the architectural firm, Lamb & Rich to design the 22 room single-sided Queen Anne style house. The house was completed in 1886 and named it Sagamore Hill. The word Sagamore was the Algonquin word for chieftain or head of the tribe. In 1962 the National Park Service established it as a National Historic Site. Beginning in the spring 2012, the house had been closed to complete a three year $6.2 million rehabilitation. Guided tours of the house are available on a first come first serve or you can book for a specific time online. Also you can visit the grounds and the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard. The museum houses extensive exhibits of Theodroe Roosevelt and his family.
Roosevelt is known for his conservatism. During his presidency he established the United States Forest Service protecting the preservation of hundreds of parks and creating the first national parks. He signed into law the Antiquities Act, thus protecting US National Monuments.