About the Museum
Opened to the public in November 1990, the Woodrow Wilson Museum is housed in an adaptively-renovated chateau style mansion adjacent to Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace.
The Museum galleries guide you through Wilson's public life, from his Princeton study to his historic Great War peace efforts, and encompassing his service from 1913 to 1921 as the 28th President of the United States.
The museum is located on the first floor of the building and contains seven exhibit galleries which represent through historic photographs, documents and objects, the life and public service of Woodrow Wilson. The second floor of the building contains a research library and archives, meeting rooms, and educational program space. The third floor provides storage for the collections and archives. The first floor only is open to the public.
The birthplace house museum comes to life through period furnishings, the Wilson's household belongings, and guided interpretation. Although not original to the birthplace site, a 1933 boxwood garden, a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia, complements the historic landmark.
Wilson's family history
Wilson's early career at Princeton University
The Governorship of New Jersey
The Presidential years
World War I
The Treaty of Versailles
The League of Nations