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The President Woodrow Wilson House
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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
Ranked #71 of 432 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: The well-preserved former house of President Woodrow Wilson.
Indianapolis
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 21 December 2009

A truly impressive house, full of priceless artifacts, lovingly kept and preserved for decades by Wilson's widow. One of those few historic sites that was preserved as such by the history maker who lived there, Edith Wilson. I had the pleasure of being the sole visitor the day I was there. The guide was knowledgable and friendly.

Even from a purely architectual point of view, the house is fascinating. The priceless historic contents and the story of its occupants make it most significant. It's about a 20 minute brisk walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station. Beware, though, it's almost all uphill.

Woodrow Wilson is not one of my favorite presidents, but his residency in this remarkable house has been thoughtfully and carefully presented. Well done!

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baltimore, md
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“Something different in DC”
Reviewed 22 November 2009

Visited this in March 2008, so a little late with the review. Off the beaten path a little bit. Not a problem, though. Tired of looking at monuments? Then this is a nice change of pace. Only presidential museum in Washington DC and Wilson was the only president who lived in DC for any length of time. The house is beautiful and the tour is excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Nice gift shop and be sure to check out his presidential limo in the attached garage.

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Jodoigne, Belgium
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“A wonderful insight into Wilson's private home”
Reviewed 21 June 2009

A small museum in the entirely preserved home of Woodrow Wilson. While it is Wilson's home, its main attraction is that it gives you a wonderful insight into how an upper class couple lived. The house is in a very high state of maintenance, and contains many interesting details. The guide was very knowledgeable, and also good with children. It is located amidst embassies, and is easy to get to by public transport.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Who Knew?”
Reviewed 12 July 2008

Right in the middle of embassies and ambassador homes, sits an interesting piece of Americana. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and you are guaranteed to walk away thinking a little differently about our 28th President.

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