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Woodrow Wilson House
Woodrow Wilson House

Woodrow Wilson House

2340 S St NW, Washington DC, 20008

The basics

Washington’s only presidential museum, the home has been maintained much as it looked at the time of Wilson’s death here in 1924; Edith continued to live in the house until her own death in 1961. In addition to an 8,000-volume library and an exhibit of personal artifacts and memorabilia, the Woodrow Wilson House features an elevator installed to accommodate the former president, who had suffered a semi-paralyzing stroke in 1919.

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Things to know before you go

  • Recommended for history buffs or anyone interested in American politics.
  • Docent-led tours take about an hour; self-guided tours are not permitted.
  • Admission for children under 12 is free.
  • Amenities include restrooms, drinking fountains, and a small gift shop.
  • The Woodrow Wilson House is without full accessibility; the small historic elevator and transfer chair offer limited access to the second and third floors.
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How to get there

Located on S Street NW, just five blocks from Dupont Circle station, the museum is easily reached on the Metrorail’s Red line. Two-hour street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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When to get there

The house is open year-round but hours and admission fees vary. Check the calendar for temporary and traveling exhibits such as those included in the “Art at Wilson House: Wilson and the World” series.

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Architectural Style

The Woodrow Wilson House is a well-preserved National Historic Landmark. Its esteemed architect was largely self-taught at the Library of Congress. While he designed residences for Washington’s prosperous inhabitants during the early 20th century, he is best known for public commissions such as the Masonic temple which now hosts the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the headquarters of the Department of the Interior.

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