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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

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Great history lesson

We are trying to visit homes and/or libraries of all the presidents and this checked off Woodrow... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Ithaca, New York
History geks

We never miss a chance to visit a presidential home and were not disappointed with the one. Our... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Cathy H
New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

We are trying to visit homes and/or libraries of all the presidents and this checked off Woodrow Wilson for us. Although he only lived here for a short time, he always felt Staunton was his home town. The house is set up as a typical...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

We never miss a chance to visit a presidential home and were not disappointed with the one. Our tour guide, Natalie, was top notch. She made history come alive!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I thought there would be more about the Wilsons in the house proper [referred to here as the manse], but it was still a very interesting look at life in the 1860s for a pastoral family and how their home was an extension of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

An excellent tour of the birth home of Woodrow Wilson. The home was only called home for a short period of time as President Wilson’s father was a minister who was enticed to move onto another congregation a short time after his birth. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We learned a lot about WW and his life as a lad. His father was a local area Pastor and this was the parsonage. Much thanks needs to be given to this second wife for insuring that his legacy went forward. All Presidential Home tour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Visited Wilson's birthplace & museum & library during a recent visit to Staunton. Good parking and easy stroll to museum store/entrance to tour. Reasonable admission price (discounts for seniors/military). We enjoyed our guided tour (about half an hour) through the house/birth place. Docent had good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank virginian9
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The staff was well informed and provided a great overview of the president's life not only in Staunton but elsewhere. Definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dtgriggs5
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Woodrow Wilson was born in this Presbyterian manse where his father was a minister. He lived there for a brief time as a baby. We maintain a bucket list of presidential homes, and this place has been a "must visit" for a number of years....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 161,945
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Excellent narrated tour of Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. Informative background of how a household during this time period operated. Each room had a story to tell.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Theresa S
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

While in town I wanted to check out the city and history. Stumbled upon this. Was very glad I did. There is just enough to gain enough information without being overwhelming. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The artifacts are in great condition as well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James W
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Donald I | Reviewed this property |
As I remember it was all on street parking and the streets were somewhat narrow.
Arnold S
September 17, 2018|
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Response from 161,945 | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it two hours. I depends on how long you spend exploring the exhibits in the small museum.
October 20, 2015|
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Response from ColleenCopple | Reviewed this property |
That is correct, the library does not receive government funding. It relies on donations.