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Woodrow Wilson Family Home

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Address: 1705 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3419
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The home of former President Woodrow Wilson.

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More of a museum than a family site

Nice place in the Convention Center vicinity. It was a childhood home for Woodrow Wilson. There are a few family items, but most of the home is used for a museum discussing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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King George, Virginia
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Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a great place for a self-guided tour that allows you to step back in time. Very well preserved and helpful volunteers.

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King George, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice place in the Convention Center vicinity. It was a childhood home for Woodrow Wilson. There are a few family items, but most of the home is used for a museum discussing the post Civil War reconstruction period. Tickets are sold a block down the road at a visitor center that deals with 3 historical homes. There is a small... More 

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Walworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have to admit that I had no idea of the relationship between Woodrow Wilson and Columbia South Carolina. As a history buff interested in all things related to our Presidents, I made sure to stop in when I learned about President Wilson's boyhood home. The house is in great shape and it is preserved rather than reconstructed, everything is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

In South Carolina, Reconstruction was a war. This is how Woodrow Wilson came to understand the results of the Civil War, and it affected how he saw African Americans. Very good exhibit on Reconstruction, and I recommend this. It's not specifically about Wilson, but in the broader sense, it really is because many historians discuss the impact of his years... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The staff have done a remarkably good, no excellent, job in giving a history of the time Wilson spent in Columbia and of some potential influence. The upstairs which is devoted to the time period is well worth st visit and spending some time here taking it all in. The downstairs which is devoted to the Wilson family is less... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you are looking for information about Woodrow Wilson his childhood home in Augusta is much better. First of all to get tickets you have to go to the gift shop at the Robert Mills House and Gardens complex. The Wilson house is about two blocks away. Tours are on the hour rain or shine and if you have AAA... More 

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Appleton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Betsy gave us a great tour. Learned so much about the family, the era, and how it all influenced his presidency. I'm so glad we took the time to look at the displays and read the detailed signs. Beautiful place with a wealth of information.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Decent history tour in his boyhood home. The house from the outside is stunning. nice to see an old house like this still preserved and opened to the public.

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Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We rushed to get to Columbia for the 3 o'clock tour. We went to the gift shop at the Mills house to purchase our tickets and there was a sign that it was closed until 3 o'clock. Then we went to the Wilson house to see if perhaps anyone was there. We went back to the Mills house and was... More 

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Augusta, GA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We had seen all but this historical home in Columbia, and the tours have all been fantastic. This one for us, was not. We drove into the parking lot of the home and saw no signs; however, eventually two ladies came out on the porch and told us we had to go to the gift shop a block away to... More 

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