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The President Woodrow Wilson House

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Address: 2340 S Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: 12023874062
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The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of...

The only presidential museum in D.C., the well-preserved former house of Woodrow Wilson.

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This is one of the few place wherein you can view a post-presidency. At the time the Wilsons were allowed to keep gifts given to them I was amazed at the lovey mosaic given by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few place wherein you can view a post-presidency. At the time the Wilsons were allowed to keep gifts given to them I was amazed at the lovey mosaic given by the Vatican is prominently displayed in the living room, especially given Wilson's virulent anti-Catholic bigotry.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hidden gem, off the beaten path. If you need a break from the mall and the crowds, head here. The tour directors are super knowledgable and friendly. This is the house that Wilson lived in after he left the White House.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

To get to this home you take the Metro to Dupont Circle. It's just 3 or 4 blocks to the home from that point. The walk is mainly flat except for the last half block, which is definitely uphill. The walk itself is interesting because it goes along embassy row and you get to see all the different countries embassies... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I bought a Groupon for a reduced admission for two people and was very pleased with my choice. The Wilson home is part of the Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium. We were there on a Wednesday and were fortunate to snag a parking place in front of the entrance to the home and a tour by a docent as soon as we... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent insight into the challenges Woodrow Wilson faced as President and his years after he left office. Interesting artwork collected during his Presidency. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Wilson was the only American president born in DC and the only one who entered office with a PhD. His history is fascinating, and it is well documented here. But the house itself is nothing special, so don't here for that reason.

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The home is more or less as it was when President Wilson and his wife left the White House and moved there. He only lived three years, but there is so much to learn about him throughout the house, even things like clothing and other personal items. The day I was there it wasn't very busy so I ended up... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Not quite as much a Presidential Site as more of an intimate look into President Wilson's final years living in this house. You get a short film about the Wilson Presidency and then go on a 45 min guided tour of the house. The house itself is beautiful and everything is preserved wonderfully, its like being in a time capsule.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I bought a Groupon to visit the Woodrow Wilson house, and I am so glad I did. This was such an informative tour. We got off the Metro at DuPont Circle and walked all through Embassy Row to get to the house which was very interesting and beautiful. It is also about a thirty-minute walk to the zoo. We were... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Only blocks from the DuPont Circle metro, yet away from the hordes of visitors at the larger museums, the Pres. Woodrow Wilson House is like a jewel, providing an elegant yet intimate glimpse into the life of Pres. and Mrs. Wilson after retirement from the White House. Personal effects and gifts of state help bring alive the historical significance of... More 

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