The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased this 88.5-acre island in 1931. Previously known by many other names and inhabited at different points by Native Americans and, later, military troops, it is now maintained by the National Park Service. It sits on the Potomac River and is off limits to vehicles, but sees lots of foot traffic year-round.
One of Roosevelt's greatest legacies was his dedication to conservation. Today, the island stands as a fitting memorial to the president who was also an outdoorsman, naturalist and visionary.