Experience Historic Staunton, Virginia: The Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, Our 28th President

 

Visit The Museum

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Come explore the life and times of President Woodrow Wilson in historic downtown Staunton, Virginia.  Retrace the inspiring journey of our 28th President as you tour our galleries which explore Wilson's early years, his eventful presidency, suffrage, prohibition and World War I. Make sure to visit our beautiful gardens and our gift shop.

Explore Our Collections

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The President's restored 1919 Pierce-Arrow Limousine is a highlight of the museum. Immerse yourself in the state-of–the-art World War I Trench exhibit complete with lights and sound to experience what life was like for soldiers as they engaged in battle. See authentic weapons and uniforms as you discover the unforgettable story of the doughboys.

Research Your Next Project

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Education is the core mission of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. For students and scholars alike, we endeavor to cultivate a passion for history, stimulate reflection and encourage discussion about important historical issues. We are committed to reaching out into our community and to the world at large with programming that preserves Woodrow Wilson's legacy and ideals of international cooperation, world peace, and informed citizenship.

 

 
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“The world must be made safe for democracy.  Its peace must be planted on the tested foundations political liberty.  We have no selfish ends to serve.  We seek no identities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind”

~ President Wilson's message on behalf of mankind