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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Staunton
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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200 reviews 200 reviews
58 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Woodrow Wilson has about as many homes as Edgar Allen Poe. He got around. This is his birthplace and he lived here until he was two. It is also the site of his Presidential Library. The home tour is very interesting. The docent led tour visits the first floor and the basement/lower floor. You are not allowed to visit the... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We love touring old homes and this home had the added historical interest. We like to visit Presidential homes and libraries when we travel. Our tour was led by Jody and he did a great job of filling us in on the life of Woodrow Wilson or "Tommy" as he was called early in his life. The home is beautifully... More 

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Escondido, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The museum and birthplace home are a worthwhile visit if you enjoy historical places. It is operated by a non-profit organization (I believe) and is not on a grand scale like some of the other presidential sites. The museum has several interesting exhibits and the tour of the home was quite well done. Bottom line - probably not worth a... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,621 reviews 1,621 reviews
897 attraction reviews
1,535 helpful votes 1,535 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wilson was born in the house and in the tour you visit the room where he was born and see his crib. The house was OK but more interesting was the museum which provides a comprehensive history of his family, his early life and education and his work as a university president, Governor of New Jersey and his time as... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The birthplace of Woodrow Wilson ending up being so much better than I expected. Definitely stop in, take the tour and visit the museum and read all the info and push all the buttons. The tour of the actual house was really awesome. Our tour guide was a student at Mary Baldwin College and she was very knowledgable and personable.... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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331 reviews 331 reviews
165 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went on a tour today of the house where President Woodrow Wilson was born and where he spent the first three years of his life. Our tour guide Jody was very knowledgable not only of the house but of the President and his ancestors. You cannot take pictures inside the house which is a shame because there are many interesting... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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