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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
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Ranked #7 of 13 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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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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22 helpful votes 22 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
111 attraction reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Albany, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staff were really nice, so warm and welcoming. There is a fee but it does cost money to maintain historic sites so the admission amount is reasonable. We forgot to ask for senior rate and could have saved a few bucks. You can spend about 2-3 hours at the location. Informational video, small gift shop, guided tour of the house,... More

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Portland, Connecticut
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173 reviews 173 reviews
54 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The house where Woodrow Wilson was born is an interesting place to visit. You purchase a ticket at the museum and are then assigned to a guided tour. It is a short tour, your visit the "slave rooms" first which are in the basement and then go upstairs to where the family lived. The room where the future president was... More

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Little River
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This home give a very good picture of life for the pioneers. It appears as it did when President Wilson was born there. The guides are very good and informative. A "MUST SEE".

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Harrisville, West Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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