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The President Woodrow Wilson House

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Address: 2340 S Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 202 387 4062
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Description: The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of...
The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.
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Off the Beaten Path but Worth the Trip

Nice historic house to tour - educational short film about Wilson included with an informative tour guide walking you through the rooms- it DC history is what you are interested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice historic house to tour - educational short film about Wilson included with an informative tour guide walking you through the rooms- it DC history is what you are interested in, this is a must-see

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A fascinating look into the life of President Woodrow Wilson after he left the White House. Due to his second wife's meticulous job of maintaining his legacy, you really get a sense of what his life was like in this elegant Washington home. The video gives you a good overview of his life and the tour guide was very knowledgeable... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Take a sunny day, bring a friend and step back into 1924. What do you know about the League of Nations? Did you know that the U.S. feared a border war with Mexico? Enjoy the tour of the house, but really enjoy the history lesson.

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Syracuse, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went to this museum, watched the intro video, and went on a guided tour of the home. The historical record is fascinating. Our guide, Matt, was fabulous. He brought the era and the events alive, with uncanny insight and political/historical knowledge! I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative as we viewed the beautiful home. We lucked out three times: one, to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well I have to say that the house grounds and collection are most extensive I know a grade deal of American presidential history and u do have to say he is not one of my favorites but the house is wicked sweet and it's 10$ to get in and we had a personal tour of the house

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The home of a former president, mainly notable for it's garden, pretty standard furniture, nothing remarkable in the house.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you like civil liberties, you probably aren't a Woodrow Wilson fan. His administration brought Jim Crow to the capital by segregating the federal workforce and services, encouraged DC miscegenation laws, conducted the Palmer Raids (which was one of the worst violations of american civil liberties ever and led to the formation of the ACLU's predecessor), asked Congress for the... More 

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

"We face a challenge in presenting an accurate and balanced portrait of President Wilson. His eight years as president embrace many historical events and social movements and guides have the latitude to choose the focus of their presentation. Visitors arrive on our doorstep with a wide range of knowledge and opinions about President Wilson and each tour reflects the dynamic... More 

WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a few hours before we needed to head to the airport, so we decided to walk to the home of President Woodrow Wilson. We arrived early along with another group, so we pushed the doorbell to see if they would allow us to wait inside prior to opening. The staff was very gracious and let us in and... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Highly recommend visiting the Woodrow Wilson home, it is a really nice glimpse into the President's life during and after his term. The tour is very good and i learned so much about this fascinating, forward thinking man and his family. Highly recommend!

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Tropicalfire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The home is quite modest so don't go expecting lavish decor. In fact, I was impressed with just how simply the former President lived. But our guide was very knowledgeable about Wilson's life and the events that took place during his lifetime. We found the short film shown before the tour, mentioned in other reviews, to be very informative. The... More 

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