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The First Lady's Birthplace Museum, also her childhood home, speaks to the life of one of the most influential, controversial, and politically significant women of the twentieth century. Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson was not only the First Lady of...more
Hours Today: Closed
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
All reviews living quarters first floor across the street amazing woman history lesson short video upstairs tour own pace personal touch co founder small charge white house video presentation historical items american history civil war next door
Be aware this is not Mrs Wilson's birth place but a little later in her life. It fills in a lot of boxes if your interested in history. And so amazing how she (they) lived. You will be amazed. Suggest you put your mind set...More
We stopped over at the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum while traveling north from Knoxville. What a great find. There was a wonderful introductory film, memoribelia from her life as well as interesting family artifacts.
We got a tour from one of the museum founders which...More
If you know anything about history, you know that Edith Boling Wilson wife and First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson was the first female President of the US . President Wilson suffered a severe stroke and Edith guide his hand to sign documents and was...More
Museum was free Tour of living quarters was a small charge Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Edith Bolling Wilson The living quarters are in pretty much original condition with paint and wallpaper of the era. Historical restorations are being planned
Several weeks ago I made the journey from SC to Ohio. I arrived at the Bolling Wilson Hotel mid afternoon and decided to check out the First Lady Birthplace Museum across the street. I perused the historical items and watched the documentary of Edith's life....More
Very interesting museum- Savannah played with my children and told them all about Edith Bolling Wilson. We were waiting for our room to be ready in the hotel across the way and this was an excellent way to pass the time!
The museum was closed when we tried to go but we explored the area and thought it was neat to walk around the hotel and we found an alley with a neat painting about Edith Bolling's life. We also ate at a small café at...More
Date of experience: April 2018
Shiloh H, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018
We are sorry we missed you! We are open Mon-Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-2 -- did you happen to try to visit during those hours? If so we would like to hear more from you. Thank you!
This was our third time to the hotel but our first time to the museum. The staff was gracious and well informed, the museum was charming, and the video was just perfect. Edith Bolling Wilson was an amazing woman and this museum does her justice!