Tickets & Tours

Regular Tours

With this ticket, visitors receive a guided tour of Wilson's birthplace, the Presbyterian Manse, the home provided by the church for the Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson and his family.  Interpreters will take you back to 1856 when Wilson was born and discuss his family, upbringing, and the lifestyle of the period.  Tours are 35 minutes.  Visitors may then proceed with a self-guided tour of the museum and explore President Wilson's life through seven galleries.  The museum also features the President's original 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine and a recreated World War I trench complete with lights and sound.  Guests may also enjoy walking through the gardens behind the Manse that were designed by Charles Gillette. 

Adult: $14.00

Seniors (60+), Active Military: $12.00

Students (13+): $7.00

Children (6-12): $5.00

Children (under 6): no charge

Tickets may be purchased at the President's Shop.

Guided House Tours Leave the Museum at:
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
1:30  PM
2:30  PM
3:30  PM

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Adult Group Tours

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Special Tours

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library offers behind-the-scenes tours and special interest tours for a more in-depth tour experience.

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Student Field Trips

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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