In honor of what would be TR’s 162nd birthday, here are 10 facts about Sagamore Hill, of which Roosevelt once wrote, “there isn't any place in the world like home—like Sagamore Hill.”1. The family home was known as Tranquility, and was situated two miles southwest from the future Sagamore Hill mansion. Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd of 500 suffragettes from the porch of his Sagamore Hill home around 1905. Theodore Roosevelt died at Sagamore Hill. Edith died there on September 30, 1948, and five years later, Sagamore Hill was opened to the public.