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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
540-885-0897
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Ranked #7 of 11 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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Harrisville, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The history of the house itself was well worth the time spent. It was a bonus to learn more about President Wilson. The whole tour of the house, museum, and gift shop only took about two hours. It was time well spent.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We came to Staunton to see Polyface and as we were homeschool-roadschooling, the Woodrow Wilson museum was a nice addition to our current studies about the early 1900's. The staff here were all extra-friendly and have a nice scavenger hunt/quiz activity that was age appropriate and fun for my 8 and 6 year olds. Nice facility, good movie, tour guide... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The helpful ladies at the desk add a personal view to the exhibits. The bookstore and its Hispanic attendant add another view of the turbulent times of 1907 Crash, the industrial revolution and evolution and the four parties' platforms. Superb.

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north carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The place looks original to the time of Wilson's birth, 1856.The tour of the house was professional and interesting, and not long. We did not get into the museum due to time constraints. Cost for general public $14 for the house tour.

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We toured this as well as the museum. The introductory video was very informative. Great furniture and stories about the family by our tour guide.

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Saddle River NJ
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58 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I am glad we did this, could have spent more time, the detail of the home is wonderfully done and the docent was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of questions from our small group. Even though President Wilson was the governor of NJ and also President of Princeton Staunton , he considered his home.There is a definite pride in... More

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Jackson
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We enjoyed this tour of the home of his birth. Interesting to see how they lived back in the day. Small tour but tour guide did a good job with interesting stories. His beautiful old car, good short movie and make sure to go downstairs in the museum, great war info. Glad we went, nice memory. Interesting to see how... More

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washington dc
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We took the tour with our teenage son, and each of us enjoyed it. Our guide shared a lot of information and could answer most of the questions that the group shot at him. And he didn't sugar-coat things like Wilson's dyslexia, the family's use of slaves, etc. The house itself is impressive, a 4000-sq-ft brick home built in the... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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339 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We visited the Wilson Birthplace after going through the museum (one inclusive ticket). It turned out Wilson only lived there during the first few months of his early life but it was still interesting to hear a bit about that household. Born in a Presbyterian parsonage, Wilson seemingly received a very good upbringing and the tour highlights his early years.... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I visited this home and took the guided tour. We got to the office where you buy your tickets just as a young woman was leaving to take a group on a tour through the home so the man selling tickets just took us right outside so we could join the group and told us "You can... More

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