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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 18 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Phone Number: (540)-885-0897
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This is the first Presidential Library we have ever visited. We learned so much about President Wilson before and after his Presidency. We quickly became absorbed in its rich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Woodbridge
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Woodbridge
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the first Presidential Library we have ever visited. We learned so much about President Wilson before and after his Presidency. We quickly became absorbed in its rich history.

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Thank 526cheryll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great library with great resources of the time. The house tour and museum is great too.

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Thank Danielle R
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great staff helps you understand the very early years when Woodrow Wilson live in this town as a child. We could have spent even more time here and planned to return for more browsing and history later that afternoon but ran out of time and steam after a late lunch.

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Thank Charlie H
Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a pleasant and informative look at the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, though he did not live here very long as a child and never as an adult. It is interesting in itself as a house of the time period. There is a small shop with the usual items one finds in historical places like this. Woodrow Wilson's life... More 

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Thank BigReader
Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Woodrow Wilson's father was a Presbyterian minister, and the church in the 1850s provided this "manse" for his family, including the infant Woodrow. The church also provide three servants, who actually were leased slaves. So the future president, who was not known for his racial or social liberalism, grew up tended by slaves. They play down this aspect of Wilson... More 

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Thank LanSluderBelize
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Wilson Presidential Library & Museum in Staunton, Virginia is a quaint & yet decent look at the life of our nation's 28th president. The museum itself isn't all that big, but does offer a lot of insights into Wilson's administration & the questions that surrounded him at the end of his time in office. The tour of the house... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Returned to Staunton especially to visit Wilson' s Presidential Library and museum. Our tour guide was excellent and made the trip worthwhile. She gave us so much information about Wilson's challenges and accomplishments. The WW II exhibit in the basement was also very interesting.

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Thank hoosierhiker
Ottawa, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

nice place to visit. not much original belongings in this mansion because son was a alcoholic and compulsive gambler and lost much of estate. beautiful grounds which contains a horse race track. which is still used. most of furnishings are reproductions or furniture of the same era.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you like presidential history, then you have to stop here. We learned a lot about President Wilson we did not know, and the historic period he served as president: WW I, flu pandemic, League of Nations, child labor laws, 8 hour workday, the National Park Service occurred during his tenure. He had a republican congress who went against many... More 

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

we took the tour and the guild was outstanding. I've never been a Wilson fan but after my visit I had changed somewhat in that I was enlightened with knowledge of his life. Great visit!

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