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“A very interesting presidential site”

Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

The house where Woodrow Wilson was born is an interesting place to visit. You purchase a ticket at the museum and are then assigned to a guided tour. It is a short tour, your visit the "slave rooms" first which are in the basement and then go upstairs to where the family lived. The room where the future president was born is there. His father was a minister and the house belonged to the church. Next door is the museum with lots of memorabilia and even the presidential limo. Allow at least an hour for the museum and another half hour for the house tour and to visit the gift shop. It will be time well spent.

Thank Zabelle
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

This home give a very good picture of life for the pioneers. It appears as it did when President Wilson was born there. The guides are very good and informative. A "MUST SEE".

Thank LRJean
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

The history of the house itself was well worth the time spent. It was a bonus to learn more about President Wilson. The whole tour of the house, museum, and gift shop only took about two hours. It was time well spent.

Thank Thither47
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We came to Staunton to see Polyface and as we were homeschool-roadschooling, the Woodrow Wilson museum was a nice addition to our current studies about the early 1900's. The staff here were all extra-friendly and have a nice scavenger hunt/quiz activity that was age appropriate and fun for my 8 and 6 year olds. Nice facility, good movie, tour guide was engaging and very informative.

The kids enjoyed the WWI trench exhibit and Wilson's car the best although I was impressed at how much the scavenger hunt enhanced their experience with the other displays. We all left knowing more about President Wilson and with a greater appreciation of his legacy.

2  Thank Laura W
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The helpful ladies at the desk add a personal view to the exhibits. The bookstore and its Hispanic attendant add another view of the turbulent times of 1907 Crash, the industrial revolution and evolution and the four parties' platforms. Superb.

Thank G.l. M
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