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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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Ranked #7 of 27 things to do in Staunton
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ashland, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When I arrived the site was closed, but it was still worthwhile to walk the grounds and get an idea of how Woodrow Wilson might have lived and grown.

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Penrith, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a great place to get your fill of politics and history in Staunton. The birthplace occupies three buildings including a museum and the birthplace house itself. There is an entry fee, but the staff run complimentary tours every half hour. I found the guide extremely knowledgeable, friendly and keen to tell the story of the young Pres. Wilson.

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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

Well preserved and will give you a very good impression of the daily life in that era. The tour guide did an excellent job.

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Richmond, Virginia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
113 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A charming home. Like the way that they have focused on keeping the house in line with what it would have looked liked circa 1858. Wilson was only here for just under two years, but you can get an idea of how this and his later life helped to influence him. Gained a decent understanding of his family background. Tour... More 

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed the home and library very much. If you enjoy history then you are in for a real treat. If you are wheel chair bound, it would be more difficult for you to enjoy the home.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Though born in the middle of the 19th century, Wilson's lived in and had an impact that carried through to the 20th century and beyond. His childhood birthplace was not unlike some of the homes many of us know from our personal experiences. This is a short tour that is included in the Library and Museum ticket. The tour guide... More 

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Phoenix
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201 reviews 201 reviews
58 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Woodrow Wilson has about as many homes as Edgar Allen Poe. He got around. This is his birthplace and he lived here until he was two. It is also the site of his Presidential Library. The home tour is very interesting. The docent led tour visits the first floor and the basement/lower floor. You are not allowed to visit the... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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1,590 helpful votes 1,590 helpful votes
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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