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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 18 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Phone Number: (540)-885-0897
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A worthy destination for history buffs

In addition to a very interesting historic house of its period, the museum provides an excellent overview of the life of Woodrow Wilson, complete with artifacts from his days in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In addition to a very interesting historic house of its period, the museum provides an excellent overview of the life of Woodrow Wilson, complete with artifacts from his days in academia and in politics. There is currently also an excellent section on WWI and the experience of trench warfare. Our tour guide was very good in leading us through the... More 

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Tidewater Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We enjoyed our time at the Woodrow Wilson Library. We especially liked our excellent, witty and informative tour guide at the Manse. The exhibits at the small museum were well done and provided a good overview of the President and his turbulent times. Glad we did not skip this attraction.

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Presidential library is definitely worth a visit. The house recreates a middle class Civil War era residence. Eight rooms are open, along with lovely gardens by reknown architect Charles Gilette. The museum building has well displayed memorabilia, including Wilson's presidential limousine, a Pierce Arrow. There are also World War I exhibits in the basement.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very nice visit to Wilson's home in Staunton, VA with a knowledgeable guide. Next door is the Presidential museum, modest by today's standards, but very good and interesting nonetheless. Don't miss seeing charming Staunton.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a highlight of our weekend in Staunton. I learned more about W.W.'s boyhood and what shaped his policies as a president. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. It is walking distance from the Blackfriar's Playhouse. Definitely worth a couple hours of your time to tale a tour of the home and museum!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I visited Wilson's birthplace, and admission to the museum was included. It's a small museum of his life. Easy to get through in about 45 minutes to an hour. The WWI trench exhibit was cool. Also nice to see his favorite car restored. Did not interact in the library at all. Don't suspect many people do.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The displays of Wilson' life and career before his presidency were very interesting. Display of trenches in WWI in the basement seemed realistsic

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Livonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I learned quite a bit about Woodrow Wilson and the world events during his presidency. The basement of the museum is set up to recreate the trenches of the WW I on the Western Front. Well worth the visit.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

While our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable, and we enjoyed the tour of his home very much, he was born but only lived there 18 months, and the story, therefore, dealt mostly with his parents. And I felt there was far more to be learned from the museum than was provided. Mere mentions of the federal reserve and... More 

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you like Presidential History and you are curious about what influences the person, and if you are curious about Woodrow Wilson, you need to come here. From Bob, who greeted us as we entered the door and sold us a ticket to a special tour, to our tour guide, everyone was friendly and welcoming. Even though, Woodrow went north... More 

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