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The President Woodrow Wilson House

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Address: 2340 S Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 12023874062
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The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house...

The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.

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Great historic house and history lesson!

my husband and I are members of the Historic Preservation Society and noticed that this President's house is one of their properties. The entire visit was a delight! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melaney R

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I are members of the Historic Preservation Society and noticed that this President's house is one of their properties. The entire visit was a delight! The introductory film is a perfect beginning and our docent (I can't remember her name) who is a graduate student of American studies made the hour long tour both enjoyable and informative!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great museum and an excellent place for a small wedding. The museum is small so it doesn't take long to go through but it is filled with original furniture and other of the Wilsons' belongings. The staff was very friendly and gave very interesting information about each room.

Thank Craig W
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A leisurely walk from any hotel in NW DC, this museum is a hit. It's not a large place, and there isn't any parking - so consider a bus tour drop, cab or pedi cab (we walked). It's a step back in time to visit this place. Great historical value and near Embassy Row.

Thank LSUTraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We loved this tour of Wilson's DC home. The house is absolutely beautiful, and filled with gorgeous objects from Wilson's time as president. The young staff at the museum is utterly charming and professional. If you enjoy historical homes do not miss this one!

Thank IowaBluebird
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

as mentioned this is the only president who remained in DC, after his term. don't miss this house, it is fully furnished with period pieces, and the tour is very informative. this is another national trust house, so become a member and save half on admission.

Thank llittle
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The only U.S. President who remained residing in Washington D.C. After his term in office. A look back at American upper-middle class living in the 1920s. Getting there is not a simple matter. Two options. Drive there and look for parking (good luck). Use the Metro, then walk. Take the Metro to the DuPont Circle station. Walk west on Q... More 

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

Glad you had a good experience! Just one note - Regular admission is $10 not $15. Thanks! More 

New Brighton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

An excellent look at the time after WWI. The staff is very knowledgeable about the house, the President and his wife who lived in the house for almost 40 years after his death. Was a very delightful trip back in time. Would highly recommend the tour. The staff is excellent!

Thank Dick M
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You will feel the presence of the late President Woodrow Wilson in this beautiful Dupont Circle home where he resided after the completion of his presidency. Most of the items in the home are pieces that belonged to him. Fascinating to learn more about his philosophy and family life.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This hidden gem is the town house where Woodrow Wilson lived after he left the White House -- the only former president to take up residence in Washington. The sitting room, according to the helpful docents, is almost exclusively furnished with the original items, not reproductions. Other rooms are filled with photos and memorabilia. There is an exquisite garden that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson House tour was hosted by a lovely docent named Fay. She had a lot of anecdotal information for us about the president, his first wife Ellen, and his second wife Edith. It gave us a highly personalized and non-political glimpse into this president. We got to see the den (called the Dugout by the President and his... More 

1 Thank Rose Mary G

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