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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 249 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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Northville, Michigan
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272 reviews 272 reviews
110 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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81 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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382 reviews 382 reviews
212 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Honokaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just happened to see this on my hotel map and it was within walking distance. After watching a short movie on President Wilson's life, I was given a personal escorted tour of the house and learned more about President Wilson, who was not one of the Presidents that I knew much about. I think the study were the most memorable... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was so impressed with this museum. I learned so much about President Wilson here. My guide was so knowledgeable and great. I can't remember her name but she had short blonde hair. Price was fair I thought. Video was good. And loved seeing the gorgeous rooms. Was like a history lesson and stepping back into the 1900s. And they... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you love presidential history, take the time to visit the home Woodrow Wilson lived and died in after he left the white house. It is well worth the visit.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We got lucky and found a Groupon deal for half off admission. House is beautiful and love the historical nature of it.

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