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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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A historical gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Vienna, VA
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Vienna, VA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction 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
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53 helpful votes 53 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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