Gettysburg Diorama

Gettysburg Diorama
The Gettysburg Diorama in Gettysburg showing the Battle in miniature.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Staunton, Virginia

Staunton Virginia proved to be a very interesting area.  Among the must visit places there was the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

We learned quickly that this presidential site was nothing like some of the stuffier "library and museums" we have been to in other places.  It is more independent and had a more casual feel, which we liked!

We walked in to the gift shop area, where you purchase your ticket.  A very friendly fellow said hello to us, and asked where we were from.  After chatting, our new friend sold us our tickets, and advised us to visit the museum and wait for the next house tour.

I enjoyed looking at the political buttons displayed, and other artifacts in the museum.

Woodrow was born here, and only spent a couple of his first years here, but his widow would come to the area to create a memorial.

After seeing the museum and the home, we went back to the main visitor center to see the film.


After the film, we talked to some of the other guests, and the nice fellow who sold us our tickets.  It seemed everyone had been visiting presidents homes and historic sites!  I learned that a home Abe Lincoln's grandfather lived in was near by!

This was our fifth presidents home that we toured on this trip!  I did mention to the staff here that we passed on Mt. Vernon to come here (fighting DC traffic to see Washington's home lost to the easy roads in Virginia, and seeing this Wilson house and the theater in town).  They seemed impressed.

And, speaking of Woodrow Wilson homes- it seems that he find them everywhere!  See here, and here.



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