Places to Visit

travel through Wilson's life

Please see listed websites for complete information regarding hours of visitation, location, and fees.

The Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace and presidential Library and Musuem

Staunton, Virginia

Restored to give visitors a glimpse into the early life of the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson's birthplace is located next to the Presidential Library and Museum. The Library provides a wealth of material regarding President Wilson's life to researchers while a recently converted mansion houses a museum that includes an immersive World War I trench exhibit and exhibits on the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Visitors also have the unique opportunity to view President Wilson's Pierce-Arrow limousine. The website includes a listing of 25 landmarks across the Commonwealth related to the eight Virginia-born presidents and five other presidents, known as the Presidential Trail of Virginia.
The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

Augusta, Georgia

Woodrow Wilson, known as "Tommy" at a young age, spent 10 formative years in Augusta, Georgia, while his father continued to serve as a Presbyterian minister.
The White House

The White House

Washington, D.C.

Woodrow Wilson resided in the White House from 1913 to 1921, while serving as President of the United States.
Woodrow Wilson House

Woodrow Wilson House

Washington, D.C.

Following his presidency, Woodrow Wilson retired to his home on S Street in Washington, D.C., where he lived until his death in 1924.
Virginia State Capitol

Virginia's State Capitol

Richmond, Virginia

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the State Capitol contains a "Hall of Presidents" with a statue of George Washington and busts of the other seven of the eight Virginia-born presidents.

Other Places to Visit

Woodrow Wilson Family Home

Columbia, South Carolina

After leaving Augusta, Georgia, the Wilson family moved to Columbia, South Carolina. The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is currently closed for rehabilitation.

The National Cathedral

Washington, D.C.

Following his death, Woodrow Wilson was interred at the Washington National Cathedral, where today, a bay window of stone and glass symbolizes events from his life.