All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1st Floor Floor Plan
See the original Teddy bear made in 1903 by the Ideal Toy Company, inspired by an incident in which President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub.
Also see a 1912 version of Teddy, children's books, games, sheet music and campaign memorabilia.