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The President Woodrow Wilson House

Washington DC, DC, USA
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About The President Woodrow Wilson House
The Woodrow Wilson House is open! We welcome visitors back for a variety of Covid friendly activities and for private events including weddings and corporate receptions, seven days a week. Don’t miss your chance to visit the Suffrage Outside exhibition, the only fully outdoor history exhibit in DC, on display in the Wilson House garden through November 30th. Reserve your visiting time on our website www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org. Also available are two walking tours: "If these walls could talk! A Waddy Wood Walking Tour" and the "Kalorama Audio Tour". Once you’ve downloaded the map, take the tour at your leisure. The giftshop and bathroom are open during business hours.
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brad120 wrote a review Aug 4
Jacksonville, AR67 contributions33 helpful votes
This is a chance to see the inside of an historic 1920s mansion. It is incredibly well preserved. Everyone who works there is very enthusiastic. Our tour was for 30 minutes. It lasted almost 90 minutes because our guide just kept talking. But make sure you understand the tour hours. Business hours listed on Google are NOT times for tours.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Taylor B wrote a review Nov 2021
Chicago, Illinois7720 contributions6409 helpful votes
Woodrow Wilson is the only President of the United States who chose to remain in Washington DC after he left the presidency. So his home is of historic significance. Located at 2340 S Street Northwest, just off Embassy Row in Washington DC, the three-story, red brick Georgian Revival structure with large bay windows and a columned entrance way with an overhanging balcony was built in 1915. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, bought the house in the last months of his second term as a gift to his wife, Edith Bolling Wilson. They moved in on Inauguration Day, March 4, 1921. Wilson, who had never seen the house until he moved in, made several modifications, including a billiard room, stacks for his library of over 8,000 books and a one-story brick garage. It was from the balcony that Wilson addressed a crowd on November 11, 1923, his last public appearance. He died in an upstairs bedroom on February 3, 1924. His widow lived in the house until her death on December 28, 1961. She hosted First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for a brunch in the formal dining room.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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llittle wrote a review Oct 2021
Alamogordo, New Mexico285 contributions213 helpful votes
when i was there last week they were only open on Saturday and Sunday, check the website to be sure. it is a National Trust site, so members save some money. it is a very interesting house , but the Wilson history makes the tour. the people that work there and give the tours are great at their jobs, they are friendly and make you feel at home. it is still full of actual Wilson furnishings.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Kim M wrote a review Mar 2020
Alexandria, Virginia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Residents of Washington DC, we went to the Woodrow Wilson House simply because friends gave us tickets. We were enormously surprised and pleased at the House, which has original furnishings, rugs, China, portraits, etc. Each visit includes an hour-long guided tour by a knowledgeable and engaging guide who answers questions about any aspect of Wilson, his presidency and retirement years, also about his wife Edith Galt Wilson, and the House itself. There is even a small gift shop with an amazing number of interesting items. Don’t miss this unique gem on your trip to Washington. Your friends will be jealous that you found it and they didn’t, since it’s not part of the typical visit to Washington. And that’s another reason why it’s so special!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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jpballi wrote a review Mar 2020
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My family has ties to Woodrow Wilson - distantly. On my last day in DC I happened to run across something online about the little museum and checked it out. The tour was informative and the guide was very friendly and pleasant.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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