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Woodrow Wilson's Boyhood Home

This home, built by Woodrow Wilson's parents in 1872, served as his home during his teenage years. Young Wilson lived in the home 1872-1875 from the age of 16 through 19. Wilson's father taught at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was Pastor for a few years at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Woodrow Wilson later served as the 28th President of the United States. Young Woodrow and his parents moved from Columbia in 1875, but his parents later chose Columbia's First Presbyterian Church yard as their final resting place.

The house contains Wilson family memorabilia, original gas lighting fixtures and the bed in which the future President was born. The garden features magnolias planted by Mrs. Wilson over 100 years ago. A room in the house depicts the life of President Woodrow Wilson with pictures and artifacts.

The home is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., and Sunday from 1:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Location: 1705 Hampton St, Columbia South Carolina 29201 Telephone 803-252-1770

Other History nearby:
Aiken County Historical Museum
Carriage Museum at Rye Patch
Cayce Historical Museum
Cedar Grove Plantation
Church of the Holy Cross
Confederate Relic Room & Museum

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