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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum

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Address: 18 N Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401-4332
Phone Number: (540)-885-0897
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Informative and makes me proud of Staunton

My kids and I recently visited Wilson's home and museum on a hot summer day. After paying a fairly inexpensive price for the tickets, the woman at the front desk told us of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hunter H
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was okay, the home tour was informative but Wilson is just not visionary. He was the only president so far with a PhD and was president of Princeton, but poor record for race and women's rights.

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Thank Lori Z
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids and I recently visited Wilson's home and museum on a hot summer day. After paying a fairly inexpensive price for the tickets, the woman at the front desk told us of a kid's activity packet to complete while going through the exhibits. I gladly accepted it as I perceived it to be simple and straight-forward. However, two damn... More 

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Thank Hunter H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I enjoy presidential libraries & this was did not disappoint. The staff were friendly & well informed. The house & grounds are well maintained. The guided your was very good & we enjoyed the museum.

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Thank KellyJ1213
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on the Presidential Library tour for several years and have literally passed by this one a few times. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't stop sooner. As previously stated this is small in comparison to other presidential libraries and museums, but in my opinion more authentic, personal and higher quality. You really do get a big... More 

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Thank rew2njoy
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but friendly attraction. Informative video and good tour of his birthplace. Provided a good idea of his background and achievements. A minor presidential library but one we were happily to add to our list of sites visited.

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Thank joh-pen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great museum with a great gift shop. The leader of our tour was witty and knowledgeable. Don't miss the bunker in the basement!

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Thank murraymonsters
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This library is very small, and poorly organized. The exhibit signs don't have dates, and don't provide any context for what's happening. I was disappointed with the lack of information provided.

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Thank Kelly H
Goochland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour which lasted around 45 minutes. The tour took us through many parts of Woodrow Wilson's birthplace and then we were able to go watch a 10 minute film about Woodrow Wilson and then tour the museum which had his car, information about the election, World War I, etc. For $14/adult it was... More 

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Thank TheProffittFamily
Fishersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great historical place to visit especially if you're short on time. You can visit both locations with about 2 hrs.

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Thank K2536JJadamf
Vestal, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Woodrow Wilson is not the best known President, but this museum provides facts enough to make one realize he should be. And his second wife Edit, may well have been our first female President!

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Thank Steve R

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