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“Great Trip Back In Time”

The President Woodrow Wilson House
Ranked #46 of 492 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: The well-preserved former house of President Woodrow Wilson.
Reviewed October 1, 2015

An excellent look at the time after WWI. The staff is very knowledgeable about the house, the President and his wife who lived in the house for almost 40 years after his death. Was a very delightful trip back in time. Would highly recommend the tour. The staff is excellent!

Thank Dick M
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

You will feel the presence of the late President Woodrow Wilson in this beautiful Dupont Circle home where he resided after the completion of his presidency. Most of the items in the home are pieces that belonged to him. Fascinating to learn more about his philosophy and family life.

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Reviewed September 29, 2015

This hidden gem is the town house where Woodrow Wilson lived after he left the White House -- the only former president to take up residence in Washington. The sitting room, according to the helpful docents, is almost exclusively furnished with the original items, not reproductions. Other rooms are filled with photos and memorabilia. There is an exquisite garden that is neither lavish nor huge, but very civilized. We were there for a book launch party and it was a perfect venue.

Thank DCGourmet
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson House tour was hosted by a lovely docent named Fay. She had a lot of anecdotal information for us about the president, his first wife Ellen, and his second wife Edith. It gave us a highly personalized and non-political glimpse into this president.

We got to see the den (called the Dugout by the President and his secretary/brother in law), foyer, upstairs, parlor, den, dining room, breakfast room (a lovely space overlooking their garden and when they lived there, the White House), the bedrooms and the kitchen.

Because the house is a National Trust for Historic Preservation, it has been restored to how it was when President Wilson lived there, not how it was when Mrs. Wilson died in 1961. That means an icebox of the kind they would have had—who remembers those?

The tour is $10 and 45 minutes and is well worth the fee. Don't miss it if you're in the DuPont Circle part of D.C.

You are going up/down the stairs, some of which are narrow, so be aware.

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Reviewed August 4, 2015

We really enjoyed this small museum. We had an excellent tour guide who was very informative. There was so much history in the museum. We learned a lot!!! I agree with earlier reviewer, it is probably not the best place for small children and is not easily accessible with a stroller.

Thank aq1150
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