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Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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I had two teens in tow who hate museums and they Loved it. They were amazed at how much he accomplished and how our world changed in the U.S. During his life

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had two teens in tow who hate museums and they Loved it. They were amazed at how much he accomplished and how our world changed in the U.S. During his life

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Falls Church
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is well worth 1-2 hours of your time in Staunton and it is an easy walk from the center of town

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I frequently visit older houses and always learn something new. The truth is that other than being born in the house, Pres. Wilson only lived there about two years. But the set up for a parson's house in that time was interesting, and it contained Items I had never seen before, such as a pallet for the house servant or... More 

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South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I just submitted a review of this home in the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. They were all included in the ticket. We learned so much about the era in which Woodrow Wilson grew up. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Ashland, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
50 helpful votes 50 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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126 helpful votes 126 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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32 attraction reviews
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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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