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The President Woodrow Wilson House

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Address: 2340 S St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-4016
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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A Lovely Gem!

My mom and I stumbled upon The President Woodrow Wilson House just before closing time while walking around Embassy Row. We enjoyed an hour-long private tour of the home and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I stumbled upon The President Woodrow Wilson House just before closing time while walking around Embassy Row. We enjoyed an hour-long private tour of the home and learned quite a bit of interesting history about the Wilsons. The friendly museum staff also gifted us with gorgeous fresh flowers left over from a private reception the night before... More 

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mechanicsburg, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited today with no forward knowledge of what to expect, aka no expectations. The house was beautiful and mostly intact to the time of Wilson's post-White House life there. The tour guide was wonderful and did a very personal tour - we learned a lot about the President and his wife and their time in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wilson House is a great example of 1900-1920s living in America. The house is preserved well and there are MANY original artifacts available to see. There is a charge to get into this facility, so it isn't the kind of place you just say, "let's see what we find". However, if you love Presidential history and past living, this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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