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Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
+1 276-223-3484
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Interesting and unexpected

The downstairs is free and worth browsing if you enjoy period history. The 10-minute video was well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas D
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Very educational

We stayed at the Bolling Wilson Hotel across the street from the museum. The place is so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna W
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The First Lady's Birthplace Museum, also her childhood home, speaks to the life of one of the most influential, controversial, and politically significant women of the twentieth century. Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson was not only the First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson, but is also a descendant of: Pocahontas, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, J.E.B.Stuart and Robert E. Lee. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum houses Bolling furniture, books, letters, art, photographs, and documents owned by Mrs. Wilson or donated by Bolling family members and friends. The second floor Bolling Home where the family lived is located above the Museum. While many historians have referred to Mrs. Wilson as "The Secret President" because of her role in our country's history during the recovery of President Woodrow Wilson's debilitating stroke in 1919, there is much more to this 'story' ... Please visit to learn more about First Lady Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson, from her birth to her incredible journey to the White House and beyond.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
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+1 276-223-3484
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The downstairs is free and worth browsing if you enjoy period history. The 10-minute video was well done. Upstairs is $5 and completely unrestored... they made the best of what's there. Downstairs is your own pace, upstairs took 20 minutes. Worth seeing once.

Thank Thomas D
edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope you will return for the museum's World War l exhibit starting on October 17. More to see!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Bolling Wilson Hotel across the street from the museum. The place is so interesting & the guide was so knowledgeable. A very worthwhile place to visit! Good to give kids a great history lesson! !

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very interesting museum in downtown Wytheville. Informative film about Edith Wilson's life. Many relics from her family home. Upstairs is the apartment where 20 family members lived after the Civil War with no running water or electricity. The upstairs is a renovation in progress. There...More

Thank Irislady2015
edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the birthplace and childhood home of First Lady Mrs. Wilson and for sharing with others about your tour. Mrs. Wilson was such a fascinating First Lady and her story From Wytheville to the White House shows how her life in Wytheville...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

When visiting Wytheville don't miss touring the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum and gift shop. The tour is rich with information about the history of the noted First Lady and her family. Fashion, furnishing and a short informative video sets the stage to gaining greater appreciation...More

Thank 1978Marie
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Nice museum free to the public. Donations welcomed. Dedicated to Edith Bolling Wilson's life. I must see in the area

Thank judy177
edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for visiting and please visit again in the fall for our museum's World War I exhibit!

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place to learn about Edith Bolling Wilson and her role in the presidency. Fascinating background for the Bolling family and the museum survives due to donations since it is free! Well worth the time to learn about Woodrow Wilson's second wife and...More

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edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

And, thank you for including a visit to the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum during your travels to Wytheville and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a lovely museum dedicated to the life of Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. She seemed to be a rather remarkable person and the museum has a nice little collection of artifacts and a movie that tells her story. They didn't charge, but accepted donations....More

1  Thank CobbCoGA
edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for visiting the birthplace and childhood home of Mrs. Wilson and for sharing your visit with others on Trip Advisor. We hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We have been up to Wytheville Va 3 times in the last 6 mths and finally was able to see this wonderful treasure. Timing is everything. This time we got here on Friday & took it in early Saturday. It was worth the wait. We...More

1  Thank J5431WVjasonr
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was a surprise! The hotel was top notch, the staff more than excellent! Easy access to Rt 77. This hotel is situated across from the birthplace of Edith Wilson, wife of Woodrow.

2  Thank Wilson S
edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Edith Bolling Wilson is Wytheville's "favorite daughter." Visit the hotel named to honor the First Lady and tour her birthplace home. Wytheville has it all!

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The museum wasn't technically open when we visited, but curator Farron Smith saw us peeking in and welcomed us inside. Her knowledge of the First Lady's life and her enthusiasm for the site was entertaining and educational. We felt like a friend and thoroughly enjoyed...More

3  Thank lhallovetotravel
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