Special Tours

BEHIND THE SCENES
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 pm; $40 includes regular museum admission; Guided 60-minute tour; up to 10 people maximum:  Begins at museum.
In addition to the regular museum exhibits, join a Museum Interpreter for a behind-the-scenes look at the Manse and the Pierce Arrow limousine.  Also visit with our curator and archivist as they share unique items from our collections.

OBJECT TOUR
First Friday of every month, 2:00 pm; $25 for Object Tour alone, does not include regular museum admission; Guided 45-minute tour; up to 10 people maximum:  Begins at front of Manse.
Join the museum curator for a detailed and in depth look at the objects in the Manse. Learn the purpose of many 19th century artifacts and examine objects that belonged to the Wilson family.

PRIVATE TOUR
Call for reservation 540-885-0897 ext. 106 or ext. 119
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library offers private tours to individuals and small groups looking for a more intimate in-depth tour experience.  Guided, 45-minute tour.
$30 per person (up to 8 people maximum), reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

TEA AND TRIVIA

Looking for an outing or an afternoon of fun for your group or organization?  Try a little “Tea and Trivia” at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.  Test your knowledge of presidential trivia; create 4 marbleized greeting cards, all while you enjoy some of Edith Wilson’s teacakes, served with tea.   Groups of 10 or more suggested.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  To schedule your group or for more information contact Susan Laser our museum educator at museumeducator@woodrowwilson.org or call 540-885-0897 ext. 110.

Tickets for special tours can be purchased online.

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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