As a privately funded museum that does not receive any federal or state funding, we rely on the support of our donors and visitors.  Please consider supporting the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library by joining our League of Friends membership program.

Membership in the League of Friends is an investment in preserving our history and Woodrow Wilson's ideals of international peace, domestic reform, and an informed citizenry. Your annual support underwrites exhibits, collections care, and educational programs. Our League of Friends members provide the backbone of our annual support, and nearly 80% of the funds contributed by our members goes directly to educational programs and exhibits for our members and visitors.  Joining the League of Friends ensures that this national treasure for research and education will be available for future generations.

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Benefits Include:

  • Free, unlimited admission
  • 15% discount in the President's Shop
  • Subscription to the Wilson Review newsletter
  • Preferred registration and/or free or discounted admission for special events
  • Admission to members only events and previews

Membership Levels

  • $50              Individual         
  • $100            Family                 
  • $150            Small Business      
  • $250            Corporation           
  • $500            Diplomat                
  • $1,000         Ambassador           
  • $3,000        Founder's Circle     
  • $5,000        Presidential Circle  
  • $25,000      Life Members  (cumulative gifts)


The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  A copy of the Foundation's financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.


did you know?

Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation