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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Staunton
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: W. Wilson's boyhood home is a small but interesting place set in a neighborhood of beautiful homes.  The docents are well-versed on his life and make... more »
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We love touring old homes and this home had the added historical interest. We like to visit Presidential homes and libraries when we travel. Our tour was led by Jody and he did a great job of filling us in on the life of Woodrow Wilson or "Tommy" as he was called early in his life. The home is beautifully... More

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Escondido, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The museum and birthplace home are a worthwhile visit if you enjoy historical places. It is operated by a non-profit organization (I believe) and is not on a grand scale like some of the other presidential sites. The museum has several interesting exhibits and the tour of the home was quite well done. Bottom line - probably not worth a... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wilson was born in the house and in the tour you visit the room where he was born and see his crib. The house was OK but more interesting was the museum which provides a comprehensive history of his family, his early life and education and his work as a university president, Governor of New Jersey and his time as... More

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Forest, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The birthplace of Woodrow Wilson ending up being so much better than I expected. Definitely stop in, take the tour and visit the museum and read all the info and push all the buttons. The tour of the actual house was really awesome. Our tour guide was a student at Mary Baldwin College and she was very knowledgable and personable.... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went on a tour today of the house where President Woodrow Wilson was born and where he spent the first three years of his life. Our tour guide Jody was very knowledgable not only of the house but of the President and his ancestors. You cannot take pictures inside the house which is a shame because there are many interesting... More

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New York City, New York
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This home where WW as born and lived for only the first few years of his life, showed a great deal about his family and those times. His father was a minister and this house was provided to them by the church he administered to. While this was his first congregation he wasn't paid a huge salary but he was... More

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Medway, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is not to be missed, especially with what is going on around the world now. Learn about his birth here, self schooling by his parents, education and rise to presidency, entry into WWI, formation of the League of Nations and inability to get the US committed.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visit many Presidential sites, and we enjoyed this visit to the Museum and birthplace. President Wilson's home in Washington DC has many more personal objects, but this tour of his birthplace gives good background on his family and of family life of a well respected and well paid minister of the time (his father). A few tips. It opens... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had an excellent docent for the tour...she was knowledgeable and put what we were seeing into the historical context.

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Norwalk, CT
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had an educated and enjoyable tour of Woodrow Wilson's original birthplace and home. Our tour guide was experienced and she certainly knew what she was talking about. A great stop for history lovers!

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