Street Address
2340 S. Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Mailing Address
Washington, DC 20008
Hours
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Admissions
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Students (): $5
Children under 12: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Robert A. Enholm, Executive Director
Sarah Andrews, Manager of Marketing and Events

Description

The Woodrow Wilson House is the home to which President and Mrs. Wilson retired from the White House in 1921. President Wilson lived here until his death in 1924, and Mrs. (Edith) Wilson lived in the home until her death in 1961, at which time she bequeathed the home and its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The house and gardens were designed by architect Waddy Butler Wood and completed in 1915. In 2013, the Woodrow Wilson House is celebrating its 50th year as a historic site museum.

Wilson House

The home and gardens were designed by architect Waddy Butler Wood and were completed in 1915. The Woodrow Wilson House is situated in the Kalorama – Embassy Row area that has long featured stately mansions and town homes. The home is executed in a Georgia Revival style and is sympathetic in design to two adjacent buildings constructed in the same era, one designed by John Russell Pope and the other by Mr. Wood. The home was originally built as a private residence of Henry Parker Fairbanks, an executive of the Bigelow Carpet Company.

The Woodrow Wilson House includes many remarkable features, including a marble entryway and grand staircase, Palladian window, book-lined study, dumb waiter and butler’s pantry, and solarium overlooking the formal garden. The home has been maintained much as it was in 1924, including furniture, art, photographs, state gifts, and the personal effects of President and Mrs. Wilson. The drawing room includes a century-old Steinway piano that President Wilson had in the White House, a framed mosaic that Wilson received on his trip to Italy in 1919 from Pope Benedict XV, and a wall-sized Gobelin tapestry presented by the people of France following World War I.

History

The Woodrow Wilson House opened as a museum in 1963 and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. In 2013, the Woodrow Wilson House is celebrating the centennial of the inauguration of President Wilson and its 50th year as a museum.

ADA

The Woodrow Wilson House is an historic structure without full accessibility. However, there is access to the first floor and access through an historic elevator and our wheel chair to the second and third floors. Please call 202-387-4062 for questions about accessibility.

Services

A Presidential Site Rental

Woodrow Wilson House offers you the opportunity to entertain your guests in classic Washington style. Ideal for all your events, from small Dinners to large Receptions, Wilson House is epitomizes the ‘Washington Scene’ and offers a unique glimpse into the history of our nation’s capital.

While entertaining in the fully restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, your guests have the opportunity to view elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from Wilson’s presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects.

Conveniently located just five blocks from Dupont Circle in the Embassy Row neighborhood, Woodrow Wilson House is an elegant and historic site for your next event. Contact Sarah Andrews for information on rates and availability.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours