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Address: 18-24 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24402-0024
Phone Number: 540-885-0897
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People are enslaved,not slaves

Interesting though minor stop to visit Woodrow Wilson's birthplace off 81S. Enjoyable tour. Wish the tour guide, after Princeton University controversy, would stop talking about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
DavidHemlock
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting though minor stop to visit Woodrow Wilson's birthplace off 81S. Enjoyable tour. Wish the tour guide, after Princeton University controversy, would stop talking about Wilson's "Slaves" but more appropriately refer to their staff as "enslaved domestic staff".

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit with a guided tour to the modest manse where Woodrow Wilson's family lived briefly gives a rich American life history lesson in about an hour. A movie can be viewed before or after the tour. Most fascinating is the kitchen area under the house. Down there was the heart of the house. It was where the slaves lived,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was very informative and we found the tour to be quite information and enjoyable. It's just a short walk from the Stonewall Jackson Hotel which I would recomend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will appeal to a small sector of history buffs or people counting down presidential birthplaces perhaps. Otherwise, it is overprices and rather unexciting.

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Cuba, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide did a nice job of giving the information and setting the scene. Lots of walking on inclines and standing- cannot touch or lean on anything for support. It's a beautiful house. Worth the time to view it.

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Buckfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to gain insight into Woodrow Wilson. We did this tour with our 9 and 6 year old. The staff, recognizing the ages of the kids, were absolutely great. They incorporated some kid friendly aspects into the tour. It was a beautiful house and we learned a lot!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birth place of Woodrow Wilson is a period piece or may say a time capsule. Dating back before the Civil War and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library has kept it that way. There are several pieces to be hold such as the Grandfather clock. A surprise for any history buff.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and informative. A nice stop to take a break on your way down I64. It was a fairly quick on and off. I enjoyed seeing where Woodrow was born. I also enjoyed hearing how evolved into the presidency. The house is in excellent shape. Next you can walk over to the library which is very interesting too. Great... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting insight on the very early life of Woodrow Wilson and an overview of his career results from a visit to the home where he was born. An hour well worth spent.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is one of several sites honoring the only US president who earned a PhD. It is not a presidential library but more a collection of objects (including his car) related to his life,The house is pretty much as he lived in it , as an infant, and the neighboring building houses the memorabilia collected by local to honor their... More 

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