Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

Location

419 7th St.
Augusta GA 30901

Rates

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors: $4.00
  • Students K-12: $3.00
  • Children under age 5: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Thursday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm

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.

Call 706-722-9828 for Group tours by appointment only.

Amenities
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Self-guided Tours