At the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains is the charming town of Staunton. Here, near the near Mary Baldwin College, you will find the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
This museum was thrown open to the public in 1990. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum includes the president's birthplace which was a Greek revival home of 1847. Behind the house are gardens, while the museum and a library building are in the mansion adjacent to the house.
President Wilson's birthplace was called 'The Manse,' which over the years, has been beautifully restored, giving it the look of 1856 when the President was born. All over the museum, you will find exquisite artifacts, belonging to President Wilson's collection.
On the first floor of this building is the famed museum which houses seven exhibit galleries that guide you to his life and service through a variety of objects, priceless photographs and documents. When you explore the upper floors, you will find the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Here, you see a research library, archives, space for an educational program and several meeting rooms. On the third floor, archives and collections get their due storage space. Of all the floors, only the first is open to visitors.
The galleries of the museum take you through Wilson's life, from his study at Princeton to his Great War peace efforts and spans his service years from 1913 to 1921 as the United States of America's 28th President.