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Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
+1 276-223-3484
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A Previously Unexplored Gem

This was our third time to the hotel but our first time to the museum. The staff was gracious and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul W
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Staunton, United States
visited while watching parade

good history lesson and museum artifacts. medium stay, yet very informative regarding past events... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Harold R
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Wytheville, Virginia
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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 President Woodrow Wilson, but is also a descendant of: Pocahontas, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, J.E.B.Stuart and Robert E. Lee. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum houses Bolling furniture, books, letters, art, photographs, and documents owned by Mrs. Wilson or donated by Bolling family members and friends. The second floor Bolling Home where the family lived is located above the Museum. While many historians have referred to Mrs. Wilson as "The Secret President" because of her role in our country's history during the recovery of President Woodrow Wilson's debilitating stroke in 1919, there is much more to this 'story' ... Please visit to learn more about First Lady Edith Bolling [Galt] Wilson, from her birth to her incredible journey to the White House and beyond.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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145 E Main St, Open by Appt. For Individual And Group Tours, Wytheville, VA 24382-2319
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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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

Thank Harold R
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We toured with a group already there. Saw a short film and then took the tour. It is a work in progress but will be great when completed. Donations accepted but otherwise no charge.

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This place gave an amazing history of an amazing woman. My wife is a professor of political science and teaches a class on history of American presidents. So, needless to say, this was on our to do list while in Wytheville. So glad we went!...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited this lovely historical site with our 7 year old daughter. We all enjoyed the in-depth tour and the history in the building. The site provides a fun and personalized tour of the house and a large array of Edith and Woodrow Wilson furniture...More

Thank Ewclt
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This was an unplanned stop and we are so glad we found it. We had a very interesting tour and learned so much about President Wilson's wife, Edith Bolling Wilson. Very interesting and enjoyable!

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Wonderful way to learn about how families lived in the late 19th century as well as information about the personal side of the Woodrow Wilson presidency. Our guide was very knowledgeable and there was a nice short video about Edith Bolling Wilson. There was also...More

Thank Jackie A
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This was a very well presented history lesson. So interesting to learn of the life of a First Lady and to visualize her upbringing. The staff was top notch. We ate a "famous" hot dog for lunch next door and it was good but we...More

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

We stopped in Wytheville for lunch on our way home to Ohio from NC. Ate in the hot dog place next to the museum (not great) and then spent about an hour in the little museum dedicated to the second wife of President Wilson. Very...More

Thank bobzimmerman60
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edithbollingwilson, Manager at Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for visiting and we hope you will come back soon!

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must-visit! Edith Wilson was born above this little museum. The museum staff is very hospitable and very knowledgeable. Museum is free and tours of the upstairs birthplace are only $5. So glad to see the preservation of Wytheville’s and First Lady...More

Thank Marcie F
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