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“A Lot More to Wilson than we Knew”

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Staunton
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well done presentation of President Wilson, with a lot more information about his presidency than we ever learned in school.

There is both a guided tour, and self touring of his birthplace and Presidential Library. Overall well done, but best for adults; kids, unfortunately would be bored by "ancient" history.

Thank VABicycle
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

The museum has done an excellent job acquiring artifacts from Woodrow Wilson's era. The home where he was born and lived less than 3 years is restored very nicely and the tour was very informative. The total tour can be done in about 1 hour...parking is somewhat of a problem especially if you have difficulty with hills. Overall, it was worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Several buildings located on the same street. One is the gift shop/tour beginning location. One is the home where Wilson was born, one is a museum dedicated to his life, and another is the library, which is only open by appointment. Enjoyed learning more about this WW1 president and his personal and political life.

Thank SGB_on_the_road
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

I wasn't even aware that the Woodrow Wilson Library was in Staunton until I saw the signs on the edge of town. I am glad I got the opportunity to take the tour. It is clear that the staff is dedicated and they were very informative.

If you have visited modern presidential libraries this is not like them. This library does not receive any government funding and is much smaller. That being said it is well worth the visit.

Thank Eric K
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Admission, here, includes the museum and a tour of the house where Wilson was born. As Wilson only lived there the first year of his life, we found the house tour somewhat disappointing as it was more about his parents than about him. We felt that the museum was more in honor of Wilson as a hometown hero than an indepth study of the accomplishments of his presidency. The WWI section is interesting but it was quite a bit smaller than we had expected. Having been to several other Presidential museums we found this one disappointing. Be aware that there is limited parking behind the museum in a fairly small parking lot and the streets are narrow as the museum is in the middle of an older town.

Thank TouringTwoTimers
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