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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

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Address: 1824 N Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401-2553
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+1 540-885-0897
09:00 - 17:00
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The house where Woodrow Wilson was born and lived for about 2 years is well-worth visiting. It is nicely restored and the guide was very knowledgeable and was quite capable of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alton, Illinois
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Alton, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The house where Woodrow Wilson was born and lived for about 2 years is well-worth visiting. It is nicely restored and the guide was very knowledgeable and was quite capable of fielding questions about the house and the Wilson family. The 1930s garden behind the house is lovely.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informed tour guide. The Pierce Arrow car owned by Woodrow Wilson is on display. Woodrow Wilson was born here. His crib is on display. The gift shop and museum are well worth visiting. Learned many interesting facts. The home was originally the Methodist Church Manse. Woodrow's father was Pastor of the Church and the "Manse" was the house for... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your are into history, especially presidential, this place should not to be missed. We loved the World War I trench exhibit complete with lights and sound. The Museum galleries guide you through Wilson's public life, from his Princeton study to his historic Great War peace efforts, and encompassing his service from 1913 to 1921 as the 28th President of... More 

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a contrast to some of the places today's presidents have lived in! I think this is worth a detour.

Thank Carolyn B
Kirkwood, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The house and museum were informative and I learned a lot about Wilson's family and his early years. The docent was knowledgeable. Wilson's home is probably the most simple of all the presidential houses in Virginia and offered an interesting contrast to the large estates owned by the others.

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Piedmont. Oklahoma, USA
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went through this home and it was a great tour. Had lots more items than usually see in the older Presidential homes. Well worth your time to go and visit.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Really enjoyed our tour through Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. Our tour guide was very personable and had lots of interesting things to tell us about the property and his life.

Thank schimmtm
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The tour of Wilson's birthplace was included with the museum and film shown next door. The house is restored to its 1857 appearance from the time period "Tommy" Woodrow Wilson was born here in the Presbyterian church manse. Some furnishings actually belonged to the Wilson's though others were simply period pieces. The tour guide was enjoyable to listen to as... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

The daily life of the Wilson family who raised Woodrow is highlighted in this tour. It gives a good introduction to the solid foundation on which he built his personal life that was an anchor throughout his professional career. Nicely restored rooms (although only a few pieces of furniture, art, etc. are original) with knowledgeable guides that know both the... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Good idea of how life was in Woodrow Wilson's day. Especially liked the tour of the house. Replica of a WWI trench was a surprise.

Thank WestchesterP2

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