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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

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Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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Visit to President Woodrow Wilson Museur

I highly recommend visiting the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum if in this area. It is very interesting and educational.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I highly recommend visiting the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum if in this area. It is very interesting and educational.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was an unplanned stop and a lovely experience. The entire property is easy to navigate and the tour is wonderful. Plan on 1-2 hours to enjoy the property. Woodrow Wilson isn't as well known as others but this museum will help you appreciate his service to our country.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting home of the future President Wilson. Very surprised that a pastor could afford such fine home and furnishings.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I enjoy old homes, and this one is great. Our tour guide, a young man about college age, was superb. You learn not only about Woodrow Wilson and his family's life, but about life in general for a minister's family in late 19th c. Staunton.

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

Tour guides were very helpful and knew a lot about their subject - president, era and house. Museum was very interesting

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Livonia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I learned much about Woodrow Wilson childhood. The house is well maintained. The tour guide was ver knowledgable.

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Forest, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tucked away, but easy to find, this museum provides another facet of interest about President Wilson. You will enjoy the setting, the architecture, the library and the automobile. It does not take a lot of time, and is a nice addition to a day of touring the Frontier Culture Museum. If you like history, you won't be disappointed.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As others have said Wilson did not live in the manse long before his family moved. The life of a pastor's son. The manse is very well done and recreates a 1850's middle class household very nicely. It would be worth a tour even if Wilson did not spend some time here. Our guide was pleasant and knew his material.... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited on 6/20. The museum is easy to find from the highway(good signage and about 15 min), there is parking behind it (look for signs to the parking which is across from the college). We spent 2+ hours, touring the museum and house. The house tour provides information on Wilson's early years and the museum covers his adult years... More 

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Broadway, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Birthpalces is part of Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Nicely done. Even though Woodrow Wilson did not grow up in this house or town, it serves as a nice memorial to the 28th President of the US. House has 12 rooms but only 8 are viewable. No photos allowed inside.

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