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Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

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Address: 145 East Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382
Phone Number: 276-223-3484
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Description: The First Lady's Birthplace Museum, also her childhood home, speaks to the...
The First Lady's Birthplace Museum, also her childhood home, speaks to the life of one of the most influential, controversial, and politically significant women of the twentieth century. Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson was not only the First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson, but is also a descendant of: Pocahontas, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, J.E.B.Stuart and Robert E. Lee. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum houses Bolling furniture, books, letters, art, photographs, and documents owned by Mrs. Wilson or donated by Bolling family members and friends. The second floor Bolling Home where the family lived is located above the Museum. While many historians have referred to Mrs. Wilson as “The Secret President” because of her role in our country’s history during the recovery of President Woodrow Wilson's debilitating stroke in 1919, there is much more to this 'story' … Please stop by to learn more about First Lady Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson, from her birth to her incredible journey to the White House and beyond.
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Didn't know it existed but we really enjoyed it. It would be great for a history lover or as a extra credit trip for a school kid.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Keeling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Didn't know it existed but we really enjoyed it. It would be great for a history lover or as a extra credit trip for a school kid.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A small start up museum, arranged very well with a video introduction. The staff are passionate in their mission to preserve and spread the word. Buy, try the hoecakes, a recipe from Mrs. Wilson, direct descendent of Pocohontas!

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Fishersville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This little museum truly takes you back in time. Nothing fancy but so much history of Woodrow Wilson's second wife, her birth in the building, her life before becoming the Presidents wife. A must if you go to Wytheville.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I and another couple were in Wytheville Sprint for Scholarships 5K Race/Walk. After the race we stayed to visit some of the sites. We found the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum on the official Wytheville Internet page. The museum is on the first floor of the building where Ms. Wilson was born. It is in a business... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Remarkable woman, lived quite a life. Museum is not the largest, but is a nice showcase of her life.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nice small museum experience highlighting the second wife of President Wilson. There is no admission charge but has an opportunity for donation. Nice small town opportunity.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for the night in route to Asheville, NC. We wanted a nice hotel and something other than a chain hotel. What we found in Bolling Wison was way better than expected in a small town. It was a renovated bank building and with first class hospitality, a beautiful room with old hardwood floors and... More 

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Pulaski, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Did you know Edith Bolling Wilson's birthplace and museum is directly across the street from the Bolling Wilson Hotel? I love visiting the museum and learning about Mrs. Wilson's young life. I learn something new every time I go.

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Dublin, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Who knew that Edith Bolling Wilson was not only a First Lady but also a descendant of Pocahontas? This museum is dedicated to a fascinating lady whose life reads like a romance novel and historical mystery rolled into one. It is a must see, as well as the newly renovated hotel across the street named after Edith. And just to... More 

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edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Mrs. Wilson's birthplace and childhood home in historic Downtown Wytheville. Please come again as the museum updates its exhibits of new Bolling portraits dating back to the 1600's. Beginning November 12th, The Bolling Wilson Hotel will be open for guests. And, of course, visit Skeeter's for a "World Famous Hotdog!" More 

Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is worth a quick visit. They just added a very nice video - well edited - that they typically show you right up front so you can understand the story of this first lady (Woodrow Wilson's second wife). Staff is very nice. Some interesting items.

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edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the museum's media presentation, "From Wytheville to the White House." On another visit, we hope you can tour the Bolling Home where you will be lead through each room hearing the story of what life was like for the Bollings from 1866-1899. Again, thank you and come back! More 

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Address: Address: 145 East Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382
Phone Number: 276-223-3484
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Wytheville

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