Sitting atop the crest of a hill in downtown Staunton's Gospel Hill historic district is the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson. Opened to the public in November 1990, the Woodrow Wilson Museum is housed in an adaptively-renovated chateau style mansion adjacent to Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace.
The Museum galleries guide you through Wilson's public life, from his Princeton study to his historic Great War peace efforts, and encompassing his service from 1913 to 1921 as the 28th President of the United States.
The Manse house museum comes to life through period furnishings, the Wilsons' household belongings, and guided interpretation. A charming 1933 boxwood garden, a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia, complements the National Historic Landmark.
The first floor (3,000 sq. ft.) of the Museum contains seven exhibit galleries which present through historic photographs, documents and objects, the life and public service of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States. The second floor of the building contains a research library and archives, meeting rooms, and educational program space. The third floor houses collection storage and the digital archive, where processing of historical materials is on-going to make them available online through the eLibrary