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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

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Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Worthwhile Pocket of Interest

Tucked away, but easy to find, this museum provides another facet of interest about President Wilson. You will enjoy the setting, the architecture, the library and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Forest, Virginia
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Forest, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Tucked away, but easy to find, this museum provides another facet of interest about President Wilson. You will enjoy the setting, the architecture, the library and the automobile. It does not take a lot of time, and is a nice addition to a day of touring the Frontier Culture Museum. If you like history, you won't be disappointed.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As others have said Wilson did not live in the manse long before his family moved. The life of a pastor's son. The manse is very well done and recreates a 1850's middle class household very nicely. It would be worth a tour even if Wilson did not spend some time here. Our guide was pleasant and knew his material.... More 

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited on 6/20. The museum is easy to find from the highway(good signage and about 15 min), there is parking behind it (look for signs to the parking which is across from the college). We spent 2+ hours, touring the museum and house. The house tour provides information on Wilson's early years and the museum covers his adult years... More 

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Broadway, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Birthpalces is part of Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Nicely done. Even though Woodrow Wilson did not grow up in this house or town, it serves as a nice memorial to the 28th President of the US. House has 12 rooms but only 8 are viewable. No photos allowed inside.

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Durham, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited the WW Birthplace on a long road trip where part of our focus was visiting presidential sites. Wilson's second wife chose to have his library housed here, despite the fact that Wilson only spent the first 18 months of his life in Staunton. The museum was well done, though small and the birthplace tour interesting. Given our interest... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum was a very interesting and informative place to visit. I never knew much about Woodrow Wilson and his political stance, and this was a great place to learn about him.

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The docent-led tour of the old manse where Wilson was born was historically interesting and complemented by the adjacent museum that set forth his adult life in academia and politics. The re-creation of the WW1 trench complete with sound effects is a bonus!

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Livingston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very interesting to see where he was born and how his family lived in an era before ours. His father was a minister, had been hired by the Presbyterian church in Staunton. The church built, and owned, the house where Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you enjoy history or if not, the house build in the 1850's is an enjoyable experience. Located next to the Wilson Museum and entrance only by an escorted tour, you will enjoy seeing how people lived over 150 years ago.

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Richmond, Virginia
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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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Additional Information about Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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