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The President Woodrow Wilson House

2340 S Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)
202 387 4062
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Ranked #43 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Description: The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This beautiful home of President and Mrs. Wilson has been lovingly preserved just as it was when he lived there after leaving the White House.The museum guides are very knowledgeable and their love for the Wilsons shines through. The guided tour is very informative and thorough. If you love presidential history it is a must see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The home of President Wilson is near several diplomat buildings. It was left with everything in place by his wife after she died 37 years after the President had passed. Wonderful and knowledgeable museum curators to assist with a tour.

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The home of Woodrow Wilson is well worth your time when visiting DC. A guided tour will take you throughout the home, and will include information on the home, the President and his life. Details about the furnishings, and his family were very detailed and informative. The guide was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The items found inside the home include... More

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We found our way to the Wilson House on MLK weekend, arriving near closing without knowing that it is generally shown by a 1-hour guided tour. The woman in charge was very gracious and offered us a "quick" tour. The experience is very personal, a step back in time. The wow factor is the pervading sense of the President who... More

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westwod,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I arrived at the home late Tuesday morning and were greeted by two wonderful volunteers, who love their job and show it as they give the tour. You first see a short film about the life of Wison and then are taken on the house tour by one of the two volunteers. The house is filled with... More

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Rock Springs, WY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have lived in DC after his presidency. Wilson is the only president buried in DC. Wilson's widow lived in this house until her death in 1961. Most of the artifacts in the house are original. When I went, I was the only one there, receiving a one-on-one tour with a friendly, longtime expert... More

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Sarah A, Manager at The President Woodrow Wilson House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your tour! Wilson is the only president to have remained permanently in DC after his presidency, but President Taft lived in the neighborhood when he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - you can walk by his house on Wyoming St (now a private home) if you visit us again. More

Oakton, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We did the Christmas historical homes tour... Such a great night!! The Wilson house is beautiful. Probably one of my favorite presidential homes.

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Sarah A, Manager at The President Woodrow Wilson House, responded to this review

The Holidays Through History event is a great time to visit our house along with Tudor Place, Anderson House and Dumbarton House. We love decorating our museum for a 1920s Christmas. The event is usually the first or second weekend of December every year. Glad you enjoyed it! More

Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Kudos to the volunteers and paid pros who keep Wilson's legacy alive here. The tour emphasizes each room's artifacts with factual and sometimes amusing anecdotes. If you are learning about this Prez, be sure to couple this site with a visit to WW's birth place in Staunton, VA Both make a great historical combo. You can also cross the WW... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is located a little off the main tourist route but I found it interesting and worthy of the $10 entrance fee. You are given a tour by a guide and this starts when you arrive so there was no waiting. It might be different in summer. I had a personal tour which started with a 15 min film. The... More

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Berkeley CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Scott Berg's brand-new biography of President Woodrow Wilson should bring his accomplishments (and ordinary human failings) to the attention of more Americans. Wilson played a key role in prohibiting child labor, founding the Federal Reserve, and creating the predecessor of the United Nations, the League of Nations. His elegant town home on Embassy Row in Washington DC is open to... More

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