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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

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Address: 1824 N Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401-2553
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+1 540-885-0897
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Interesting tour

Really enjoyed our tour through Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. Our tour guide was very personable and had lots of interesting things to tell us about the property and his life.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour through Woodrow Wilson's birthplace. Our tour guide was very personable and had lots of interesting things to tell us about the property and his life.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of Wilson's birthplace was included with the museum and film shown next door. The house is restored to its 1857 appearance from the time period "Tommy" Woodrow Wilson was born here in the Presbyterian church manse. Some furnishings actually belonged to the Wilson's though others were simply period pieces. The tour guide was enjoyable to listen to as... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The daily life of the Wilson family who raised Woodrow is highlighted in this tour. It gives a good introduction to the solid foundation on which he built his personal life that was an anchor throughout his professional career. Nicely restored rooms (although only a few pieces of furniture, art, etc. are original) with knowledgeable guides that know both the... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Good idea of how life was in Woodrow Wilson's day. Especially liked the tour of the house. Replica of a WWI trench was a surprise.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We learned a lot on our enthusiastically guided tour (thank you, Linda) about Woodrow Wilson's birthplace and the life and culture of the area in the mid to late 1800's. History really does come alive when you can stand by the kitchen fireplace, just by the cast iron "range", walk the hallways, visit the parlour, dining, cook's room and the... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We toured the Woodrow Wilson birthplace and childhood home. There is very little in the home that is original furniture; almost everything is "of the period." The tour was ok if you have the time. The Wilson museum directly next door was somewhat more interesting.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is part of a complex which includes the home in which Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born, an adjacent historic home with a gift shop and video presentations, a small museum, and an extensive research library (also on line). The WWBPL is privately funded (Wilson predated the Presidential Libraries Act that funds the lavish libraries of later... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The tour was informative and showed the "upstairs and downstairs". The guide was knowledgeable. The group on the tour was a bit too large - about 15. we filled each room in the tour, so it was difficult to see what was there. We were encouraged to ask questions, but with the large group it was hard to see things... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The history of WWI and Woodrow Wilson is well presented, but this is just his birthplace. His wife Edith chose the location for his museum; his ties here are minimal.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Though Wilson only lived here 1.5 years, he was born in this home when his father was a minister in Staunton. The tours are well-curated with many fun facts about the Wilson family and history in general. A bit of a hike up to the home from the parking lot so be prepared for stairs. Learning more about the family... More 

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