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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 254 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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Fulton, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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silver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
77 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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61 reviews 61 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
116 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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66 helpful votes 66 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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