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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A piece of Presidential history

On our way to visit Appomattox National Historical Park we saw the sign for this presidential museum. Originally from New Jersey I just always assumed this would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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160 reviews 160 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

On our way to visit Appomattox National Historical Park we saw the sign for this presidential museum. Originally from New Jersey I just always assumed this would have been located in the Garden State. We included a visit to the museum on our way back from Appomattox. Overall the museum is interesting. Although we did feel the price of admission... More 

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Liked the facility and how information was presented. Be sure and take the 1/2 hr. tour. You will miss out just walking through the museum.

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Great Falls, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The town of Staunton has some very intersesting architecture, and a pleasant historic downtown and theatres, but the Wilson Museum should be the highlight of any tour. WIlson was President during America's first entry onto the world stage, and his very critical contributions to our national development and global legacy are often overshadowed by later WHite House occupants; this was... More 

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South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I arrived for the last tour of the day. It was very crowded. But we enjoyed the tour very much. The host was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Woodrow Wilson and his family. They have the limousine that he used in the museum and a recreated bunker from WWI in the basement. We learned so... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Since this is solely supported by a private foundation and visitors, it may seem limited in archives. After visiting his last home in D.C., it might be that most of his items were left in that home. We enjoyed the visit as it tied the beginning of his life together nicely.

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Staunton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to learn about the Birthplace, museum and Presidential Library of Former President Woodrow Wilson. My 9 year old grandson was as amazed as I was.

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Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent opportunity to experience history of this small town. Woodrow Wilson is an interesting statesman with an equally interesting personal life.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited Wilson's birthplace and museum of today, even though it was officially closed. It was an account interesting and informative view of a family's life in the mid 1800's, as well as a nice summary of President Wilson's life and career.

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Jericho, Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

wonderful little museum, etc. and not federally funded. They rely on gifts, and admission, and local support. Quite a good visit and they have limited resources. Definitely recommended.

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Kingston, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Everything was well preserved and we felt the pride for this museum. Knowledgable and friendly staff!

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