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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 #5 of 13 Attractions in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went to this landmark site and were enthralled. It was a lovely facility and well laid out and everyone there was very helpful. Unless one is a history buff, many of us either didn't learn a great deal about his time or don't remember what we learned. In preparing for the visit I became away of some of the... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

$14 each or $12 each if over 60 so we didn't take tour. We did visit the gift shop which had many interesting, quality items for sale.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice small museum, cool Pierce Arrow, and a very atmospheric Great War/Doughboy exhibit in the basement that you won't want to miss.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
20 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good history exhibit. One of the better docent tours I have had in recent years. The gift shop was also well conceived with good quality items for a range of customers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I saw the freeways signs for this while driving from Washington, DC, to Johnson City, Tennessee, and decided to stop. I'm glad I did! I arrived at 4pm, just in time for the final tour of the day. Our guide, Linda, was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the period, funny, and had a lot of trivia and stories to share. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You begin with a video of Wilson and his family. Then on to the museum. We were the only tourists for the 10AM tour so Cynthia gave us a private tour of the birthplace before we went thru the museum on our own. As you might expect much space was devoted to WW1 with less attention to many other events... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Found this historical attraction to be interesting, informative, and well put together. We stopped here first and ended up spending our entire morning here. There is a docent led tour of WW birth home, and a museum next door with all sorts of memorabilia from his childhood and presidential years. It's very informative and a great "behind the scenes" look... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We do all the Presidential libraries. This one wasn't much about Woodrow Wilson. we toured a house he lived in as a boy. Instead of focusing on Woodrow Wilson, the tour's focus was on domestic life in the 1800's. The little museum had as much focus on WWI trench warfare as on Woodrow Wilson. We toured most of the Presidential... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The house and library are not big by any standard, but our mistake was underestimating the amount of time we could spend there. We arrived at 3:30, with a house tour scheduled for 4:00. The guide told us to expect to spend 30 minutes on the tour; he badly underestimated how informative he was going to be. The tour lasted... More

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TX
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The museum is small but the guide was terrific. She really knew her history of Woodrow Wilson and made it a very pleasant trip into the past.

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