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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
18-24 North Coalter Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401
Voice: 540-885-0897
Toll Free: 888-4WOODROW

When you visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library you will find exhibits that tell of the first American President to become a major world leader. There are many artifacts including portraits, newspapers, posters, campaign ribbons, and personal mementos. There are many items about the American war efforts during World War I.

The museum is separated into six galleries, each examining a different aspect of Woodrow Wilson's life. Start with his family background and his beginnings in Staunton. Delve into his academic career. He was a scholar who wrote many books and was the President of Princeton University. The beginnings of his political career were as governor of New Jersey. Learn about his Presidency. He was our 28th President and the first to defend democracy not only at home but in the rest of the world. Lastly, learn of his crusade to create a lasting peace for the world.

In a special gallery see Woodrow Wilson's 1919 Pierce Arrow. It was a limousine that was part of his White House fleet. When he retired in 1921, it was purchased for him. Nearly every day until his death in February, 1924, he was driven around by his chauffeur in this vehicle. It has been carefully restored and you will not want to miss seeing it.



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