Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Staunton

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TripAdvisor
  • Had some trouble locating the library since Mapquest did not take us to the correct address. We actually had to go several miles further down the road. There is limited street parking but there is a p...  more »
  • This Presidential Library was one of the first established by the US Government. It presents highlights of Wilson's life and presidency. The recreation of WWI trenches is done particularly well. A chr...  more »
  • Presidential libraries were not subsidized by the federal government until FDR's, and then retroactively to Herbert Hoover, but not before him. Since Woodrow Wilson was the third president before Hoov...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed the tour. The museum was excellent. Stanton is a beautiful small city. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Didn't take the tour, hope to return for it though. Beautiful street and enjoyed admiring the outside of the 3 buildings. I have a feeling parking is difficult to find during the busy season.
  • Admittedly Wilson tried and did manage to complete some noteworthy achievements such as convincing Congress to declare war on Germany after the Kaiser tried to get Mexico to declare war on the United States and his idea of a League of Nations to prevent future wars, but there is no mention of Wilson's anti-anybody except white Anglo-Saxon protestants (WASPs) policies, especially non-white minorities.
  • Memorial Day weekend was a great time to take a tour of the birthplace of a progressive and intellectual US president who ushered our nation into the Great War. The home is nicely prepared, with a 20 minute tour of two floors, with a few items from the family Wilson including baby Thomas' crib. The museum's written history is fairly confusing in its chronological presentation, but nonetheless enjoyable. The walk in the garden was a highlight, as the sculptured terraces and mature plantings took me back in time.
  • Not only interesting but these people opened the museum for a private tour when they were closed. Talk about southern hospitality!