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Woodrow Wilson Family Home

Woodrow Wilson Family Home

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

At South Carolina’s only presidential site, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home’s exhibit galleries and period vignettes delve into the Reconstruction era (1865-1877) in the only home owned by the parents of “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson, who became the 28th president of the United States. This is the only museum in the country to focus solely on the Reconstruction era. Visitors are immersed in the context of Columbia in the 1870s as they explore how Columbia’s residents, both black and white, navigated the profound political, social and economic changes of Reconstruction. Through panel exhibits, interactive technologies and guided tours, the museum offers opportunities for visitors to engage in meaningful conversation about the changing meanings of citizenship over the past 150 years. Outside, the Victorian garden is separated into the formal front yard and working back yard, including vegetable and flower beds, crepe myrtle, cherry laurel, hackberry, tea olive, magnolia and dogwood.
Visit the Website Midlands
1705 Hampton ST,
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-7742
Info & Amenities
Take the Huger St. exit from I-126. Follow Huger to Hampton St. and turn left. Follow Hampton through town to the 1700 block. From Charlotte: take I-77 exit 18 to SC 277, which becomes Bull St. Follow Bull to Hampton St. and turn left.
$8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, AAA & active military; $5 for ages 6 to 17; age 6 and younger admitted free. Group tour rates available. Tickets are sold at the museum shop at 1616 Blanding St.
Checks Accepted
Days and Hours of Operation
Tu-Sa 10am-4pm (last tour 3pm); Su 1-5pm (last tour 4pm)
Days and Holidays Closed
Mondays, New Year's, July 4th, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Visa/Master Card
Motorcoach Parking
Discover Card