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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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Excellent tour!

Even though President Wilson did not spend much of his young life here, the tour guide gave a good idea of what life was like for the Wilson family during this period in American... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Woodbridge
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though President Wilson did not spend much of his young life here, the tour guide gave a good idea of what life was like for the Wilson family during this period in American history.

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Thank 526cheryll
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28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is nice and a good size with lots of artifacts and information. The house tour was about 40 minutes or so. The our guide was informative. I'd check out this house, especially if you like houses, old architecture, and/or presidents. He only spent the first 3 or so years of his life here, so keep that in... More 

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Thank Danielle R
Alexandria, VA
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The birthplace is definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. Excellent tour, with a very friendly and knowledgeable docent. I learned where the cooking range got its name! (Because of the range of temperatures it allowed a cook employ at the same time). The docent showed the oven to us and explained how you would put a pot... More 

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Thank VAReviewer
Staunton, Virginia
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

You are entering a time capsule. From the bunker, to the Pierce Arrow, to the kitchen where the meals were prepared, you walk in the footsteps of US President Woodrow Wilson. (My Grandson loved the scavanger hunt!) There are a few steps, but worth every minute of it!

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Thank Sondra S
Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Tours are given hourly. There wasn't much time to ask questions and the spiel was quickly given so we could move on to the next room. We weren't told about the exhibits in the basement...heard others talking about it. Nice gift shop. Parking is convenient. You can do a lot of the tour on your own by reading the many... More 

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Thank NancyLee_10
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91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoy this period of America history.One of our most interesting and intelligence leaders.Very spacious and in nearly mint condition.The pierce arrow was my favorite,it was very nice.A good place to go to observe this period of America history...

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Thank David S
Kingwood, West Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited this house on a recent trip to the Staunton, Va. area. Although Woodrow Wilson was born here, he didn't live here very long at all. He and his family moved to Georgia when he was about a month old. The house is very well kept and the staff was very, very cordial. They made the visit most enjoyable.... More 

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Thank Jeff M
Roanoke, Virginia
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a must see if you are in Staunton. I believe the cost was $14 each for the guided tour, but it was interesting going through President Wilson's birthplace and hearing about his family and upbringing. I really enjoyed the museum piece, which did a nice job displaying all the highlights of the President's life. We really enjoyed the... More 

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Thank robert p
Shoreview, Minnesota
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83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

One of the better Presidential history spots we have been. Excellent docent. House was in great condition.

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Thank Lynn O
Oxford, Mississippi
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

From the video to the guided tour to the museum, they have done a fantastic job teaching us about a president that nobody talks about. Great teaching tool for history buffs and students.

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