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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 #35 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The house is actually very well preserved withg artifacts from the family and his presidential items. What makes this truly spectacular is the tour guide depth of knowledge of not only the president but the times in general. He was a plethora of knowledge and anecdotal stories. This place is highly recommended

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the home where Wilson lived for the last 35 months of his life with his second wife. She lived there over 40 more years on her own. There are a ton of interesting things to see and learn about their life and times. Our tour guide, Betty, was a font of knowledge and really... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite sites to see. The home is beautifully preserved and the guided tour we took with a guide named Barbara was so informative. You will learn a lot about U.S. history of the 1920's, how people lived in the 1920's, architecture and so much more. Don't miss this! It is also near the Spanish Steps... More

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Boston, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was staying at the Churchill and wanted to take a walk for a bit of exercise in the afternoon. TripAdvisor recommended this as a nearby attraction, so I walked over there and was glad that I did. I should also mention that part of the interest was due to my son attending Princeton where Woody Woo (as they call... More

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Northville, Michigan
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116 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Located near Dupont Circle, so interesting to visit and walk through the home that Woodrow Wilson resided in. Near Embassy Row and many other historic sites, visit the National Zoo and WW House in the same day!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

interesting little house. not a great deal to see but worth the trip if u happen to be in the area. i would not make it a main destination, but still a good visit.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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220 reviews 220 reviews
113 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wilson's home was selected by his second wife for their life after the White House. It is 12,000 sq feet sitting on two lots with a lovely garden area and cost $150,000 at the time, money donated by his friends. The house remains furnished and decorated with the belongings of the Wilson's. It is the only private home of a... More

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

So happy you had a positive experience. We welcome visitors to use our historic 1921 elevator but please note that it doesn't accommodate all wheelchairs. It's only 24 x 31 inches wide! If you call ahead, we may be able to make a handicap parking space available for you in our driveway. More

Oakville, ontario
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412 reviews 412 reviews
229 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are interested in learning about the place in American history for this President than it is well worth checking out. Our group of three used a Groupon and saved some money in going here as well. Watched a brief VCR tape presentation than a small group of us took a tour of this place in an informal matter... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Like other reviewers, I have been to DC a fair number of times and didn't know this place existed until I noticed it on the tourist map. Located in the lovely, leafy residential DuPont Circle area, it's site that is often overlooked. The understated brick mansion is fully furnished more or less as it was when the President and (the... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have toured most of the presidential libraries/museums across the country. Yet, in spite of being in Washington DC for business and other purposes more times that I can count, up until today I never took the time to tour this house - just a short trip from the National Cathedral. What a great experience! My wife, two of our... More

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