Theodore Roosevelt Memorial to host 50th anniversary celebration

The event will take place Oct. 29. (image courtesy of the National Park Service)

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial will host celebratory events Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of its dedication, according to the National Park Service and the group Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island.

The events on Roosevelt Island — which is located within the District but accessible by land only from Virginia — will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature a historical re-enactor, tours, children’s activities and, at 2 p.m., remarks by Roosevelt’s great-grandson and by experts on his presidency. Details are available at

Warning of “very limited” on-site parking, a Park Service news release advises attendees to park at the Pentagon North Lot, where a free shuttle to the island will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Park Service also suggests coming by bicycle or by Metro to the Rosslyn station.