Woodrow Wilson House Museum

The Sunday before I flew back home to dry Arizona, husband & I took a humid stroll through Embassy Row in Washington DC to visit Woodrow Wilson's house!

President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC

Woodrow Wilson was America's 28th president. After his presidency ended in 1921, he retired to this house and lived there until his death in 1924. His (2nd) wife lived in this house until she passed away in 1961.

We arrived just a couple minutes after opening (10 AM) and were lucky enough to be in a small party of 4 for the tour.

foyer, interior, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
The entrance/foyer.

gentleman's parlor office, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Where the tour starts with a short video. This room served as sort of the gentleman's parlor during Woodrow's occupation.

piano, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Drawing room which was composed primarily of gifts from other countries. The Gobelin tapestry on the wall is hundred of years old and is a gift from France.

gifts, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Most of the keepsakes in this Drawing Room were given to Woodrow Wilson during his "victory tour" of Europe after WWI. In the back right is a mosaic of St. Peter, given to Wilson by Pope Benedict XV. The painting on the left behind the sofa is an Impressionist work donated by the people of Italy.

library, office, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC Woodrow Wilson's office.

microphone, library, office, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Woodrow Wilson's last public address was given on the WCAP radio microphone. He was in very poor health and did not want to be televised. His broadcast on November 11, 1923, was the first remote radio broadcast made by an American politician or national figure.

garden room, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Solarium in which Woodrow Wilson preferred to take his meals.

formal dining room, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Formal dining room.

cedar lined closet, storage room, luggages, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Cedar lined storage closet.

interior, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
3rd floor "office", where Woodrow Wilson would work when he felt too unwell to go to the 1st floor office or 2nd floor library.

canes, suits, closet, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Suit closet.

bedroom, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Woodrow Wilson's bedroom.

bedroom, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
A painting by a US soldier hangs over Woodrow Wilson's bed.

therapy room, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Nurse's bedroom. The chair on the right is where Woodrow Wilson would receive medical treatment, like electro-shock therapy.

edith bolling galt wilson bedroom, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Edith Wilson's bedroom.

edith bolling galt wilson dressing room, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Her closet.

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Several childhood momentos of Edith Wilson.

statue of pocahontas, matoaka, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Edith Wilson is a direct descendant of Pocahontas. There are several portraits of Pocahontas in her bedroom. There is a full sized statue of this replica at Historic Jamestowne.

kitchen, President Woodrow Wilson House Museum, Embassy Row, Washington DC
Kitchen and pantry. The wooden cabinet to the right is a fridge!

Woodrow Wilson House Museum

Address: 2340 S Street, N.W., Washington, DC
Fees: $10/Adult; $8/Sr; $5/students; Children (12-) FREE
Hours: Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm
Websites: woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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