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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

Address: 18 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Phone Number: (540)-885-0897
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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East Syracuse, New York
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155 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A tour starts with a 7 minute film about Woodrow's life. After the film is a 35 minute guided tour of the Wilson house. The house is interesting, however NO photography is permitted making the tour a minus. Outside is a Victorian styled garden. The museum is well worth the admission. A restored running 1919 Pierce-Arrow greets visitors, which is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

History comes alive in the library and museum. Wilson does not get a lot of press these days and this is a great way to gain insight into history that we probably memorized years ago and promptly forgot. The museum is not huge, so it makes and easy visit without wearing you out.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent exhibits and great emphasis on his WWI work and helping found the League of Nations. Very touching and realistic.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoy a good historical tour on a trip, and thought the Woodrow Wilson house and library would be an interesting stop. I knew from reviews that it was small. For the price, though, I would probably recommend skipping it. Wilson only lived in the house for a year or two when he was a young child and the library... More 

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Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We took my dad here as he has been touring the Pres Libraries all over the countries and he very much enjoyed his visit. This library is self supporting and not as exciting as some of the others we have seen but appropriate to the era and informative. The tour guide to the Manse was very good and we enjoyed... More 

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Annandale, VA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum tour starts with a 10 minute video of the life of Woodrow Wilson. I had no idea all of the different things he'd done before becoming president, and that he was the only President with a PhD. I also didn't realize he was so sick at the end of his presidential term and there was controversy about whether... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We just happened to be in Staunton and saw the sign for this attraction. We were given a wonderfully informative tour of the house in which Wilson was born by Derek. I didn't know much about this president but soon I learned he was a many-faceted man who was president during some very trying times. The museum is full of... More 

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