Classic South / Augusta

Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

419 Seventh St.
Augusta, GA 30901

706-722-9828
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  • The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, lived with his family in Augusta for nearly 13 years between 1858 and 1870. His father was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, and the house was used as a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War. 

Most Wilson historians believe that Wilson was profoundly affected by living through the Civil War, and that directly influenced his reluctance to commit the United States to World War I. Wilson's first memory was standing on the front gate when two men walked by exclaiming that Lincoln had been elected President and that there would be war. At the end of the war, Wilson watched as Confederate President Jefferson Davis was brought through the streets under guard of Union troops.

Historic Augusta, Inc. acquired the home in 1991. The Service Wing and the Carriage House have been restored to their original design.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Children under age 5 $0.00

    Seniors $4.00

    Students K-12 $3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages