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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

18 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401
(540)-885-0897
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The library is only available to researchers so I cannot comment on that. However, the museum, though rather compact, is of interest to those of us who would like to know more about a president who began his 16 years in office as wildly popular yet left office as highly unpopular and in poor health. The visit should be taken... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After reading biographies of Woodrow Wilson we wanted to learn more about him and made a side trip from visiting family in Lexington to visit the museum and birthplace. Seeing his post-presidential Pierce Arrow was neat. He only lived in Staunton as a baby, but it's always interesting to gain perspective by seeing where a president got his start and... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The museum includes both a visit to Wilson's birthplace and the nearby Presidential Library. Worth a visit if you are in town.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The museum was informative and well organized. We felt it presented an excellent overview of the era in an interesting way.

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Norwalk, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Another great presidential memorial. This attraction commemorates everything Woodrow Wilson stood for. We learned a LOT about him, too. We even saw his ACTUAL CAR, from back in the 1900's We loved it, and so will you.

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Staunton, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Woodrow Wilson birthplace does a fine job of balancing permanent displays with special shows. Wilson's Pierce-Arrow is one of the main attractions. In summer, they will have classical music in the small but pretty garden out back.

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Saltsburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

it was a nice quick stop, good to educate the kids a bit on presidential history, also has a nice small collection of cars

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well done presentation of President Wilson, with a lot more information about his presidency than we ever learned in school. There is both a guided tour, and self touring of his birthplace and Presidential Library. Overall well done, but best for adults; kids, unfortunately would be bored by "ancient" history.

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waynesville,nc
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum has done an excellent job acquiring artifacts from Woodrow Wilson's era. The home where he was born and lived less than 3 years is restored very nicely and the tour was very informative. The total tour can be done in about 1 hour...parking is somewhat of a problem especially if you have difficulty with hills. Overall, it was... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Several buildings located on the same street. One is the gift shop/tour beginning location. One is the home where Wilson was born, one is a museum dedicated to his life, and another is the library, which is only open by appointment. Enjoyed learning more about this WW1 president and his personal and political life.

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