Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Along with Presidential Sites Near Charlottesville
The author of the article "Visit Six Presidential Homes near Charlottesville, Va" in the Dallas Morning News states that "nowhere else in the United States is there such an assemblage of presidential homes as visitors find a short drive from this northern Virginia city." That certainly is true! Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton finds itself in good company with the multitude of beautiful presidential homes located nearby. Visitors can make a wonderful multi-day trip visiting all six of these homes which are an easy drive from each other.
Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace is definitely worth a visit. An excerpt from the article states:
"When President Woodrow Wilson returned from Europe after negotiating the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, he was driven from New York to Washington in a Pierce-Arrow limousine on loan to the government. Wilson loved the car so much that friends bought it for him to use after his presidency.
The car has a permanent home at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, which occupies the Greek revival brick house in Staunton, Va., where Wilson was born. The bed where the future president (1913-21) was born in 1856 is on view, as is his mother’s nursing rocker and Wilson’s cozy crib. Outside the back door are terraced Victorian gardens.
Although it isn’t part of the federal system of presidential libraries, the museum 38 miles from Charlottesville tells of a life sandwiched between two wars: the Civil War and World War I. Clothing on display bridges Wilson’s life, from his christening dress to the wool cloak he wore while visiting troops in France. The World War I gallery offers a gritty look at trench warfare.
Youths up to 12th grade can join scavenger hunts, while the Kids’ Corner allows the youngest to play with Wilson-era toys and try on period clothing."
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