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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 #33 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I was wondering around the neighborhood while waiting for my hotel room to be ready when I decided I would tour the Woodrow Wilson House. I didn't know much about the former president, but the docent who conducted the tour made him such an interesting character that I wanted to learn more about him. My only disappointment is that the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is what I would describe as a "hidden gem" of a place to visit : it's not on the core list of Washington's "Attractions", and slightly "off the beaten track", but it surely repays the effort of finding it and doing the Tour. To get there, you take the Metro to Dupont Circle, walk up Connecticut Avenue, veer left... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the home where Woodrow Wilson lived for the three years between leaving office and his death. Weirdly, his wife Edith who lived there for nearly 40 years after his death, kept the entire house (kitchen and bathrooms included) as it was when he died, including his clothes in the closet and his bedspread on his bed. It's a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Woodrow Wilson House is the only presidential retirement home inside the District of Columbia. The home, complete with the contents from the Wilson's life there is well worth the small entrance fee (discounts for children, students and those over 62). Mrs. Wilson turned the house and its contents over for preservation upon her death. Highlights include a flag of... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I enjoy visiting historical homes so we found our visit to the Woodrow Wilson House to be very interesting. You watch a 15 minute video and then there is a 45 minute tour of the house. Not being that familiar with this President, we learned quite a bit during the tour so we thought it was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Both well preserved and in great shape. Good exhibition of exhibits from a president whose legacy is mixed. Might not interest those who aren't really into history of Wilson and era. As a US history teacher it was an excellent place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I walked from the Dupont area; easy to get to find and get to by foot. The video before the tour is dated and hokey, but the house is fairly large and has plenty of knickknacks from the president's time in office to make it interesting. He didn't actually leave here vey long, but his second wife preserved the place... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a special place, and a joy to witness. If you have not seen this bit of history, you need to. This is the home Woodrow Wilson moved to following his years in the White House. The house, and all the contents are just as they were in the day, due to the fact that Edith Wilson outlived the president... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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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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