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Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

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A gem hidden

Be aware this is not Mrs Wilson's birth place but a little later in her life. It fills in a lot of... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Great lesson in history

We stopped over at the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum while traveling north from Knoxville. What a... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Gabriela L
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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
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145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
+1 276-223-3484
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriela L
Reviewed September 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tia B
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum and tour by Savannah! Very educational and interesting! We live in Wytheville and our was our first visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VB102
Shiloh H, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed June 20, 2018

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
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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!

Reviewed May 21, 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed April 30, 2018

good history lesson and museum artifacts. medium stay, yet very informative regarding past events in this little town and all of southwest Virginia

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Harold R
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I think it is, but to be safe, I'd call