Wilson, Woodrow, Birthplace - Staunton, Virginia
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N 38° 09.039 W 079° 04.119
17S E 669227 N 4224292
Quick Description: Thomas Woodrow Wilson - the 28th President of the United States was born in this house on December 28, 1856.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2010 12:49:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM9E1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
The house was built in 1846 and was the home of the minister of Staunton’s First Presbyterian Church. The house became the home of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson in 1855 and on December 28, 1856, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in this here. The Wilson Family left Staunton when the future president was still and infant and move to Augusta, George where they lived until Woodrow was about 14-years old. After the Wilson’s moved from this house is remained The Manse for the Presbyterian Minister until the late 1920’s. After President Wilson died, his second wife, Edith, returned to Staunton with plans preserve the house as a presidential memorial. The house was acquired by the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation in 1938 and was dedicated as a museum by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace was place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Today the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace is preserved as a museum and is part of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The Birthplace is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 2010 Adult Admission is $12.00
Street address:
18 N. Coalter St.
Staunton, Va. United States

County / Borough / Parish: Augusta / City of Staunton

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person - Woodrow Wilson

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Religion, Church Residence

Current function: Recreation, Culture, Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2010 To: 12/31/2010

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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