[Sitings] Woodrow Wilson House: A Presidential Haven

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Mame McCully

The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961. Credit: Mr. T in DC.
The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961.

The Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. is located in a beautiful neighborhood near the popular Dupont Circle, surrounded by embassies from throughout the world. The home of President and Mrs. Wilson after their time in the White House, the townhouse was a quiet haven for the Wilsons upon leaving presidential life.

Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the US in 1913 and served two terms, overseeing World War I, the fall of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, the Russian Revolution -- all while driving the Progressive Movement back home in the U.S.

The president retired to this Georgian Revival house, which includes remarkable features such as a marble entryway and grand staircase, Palladian window, book-lined study, and solarium overlooking the formal garden.

This year marks the centennial of President Wilson's years in the White House. The Woodrow Wilson House is also celebrating its 50th year as a historic site museum. Visit for tours, and take a glimpse into the Wilsons' life and history.

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

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