Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson's father was the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia. This house was provided by the church as a manse. Young "Tommy" Wilson lived here from the age of three until 13, and witnessed the homefront in the American South during the Civil War and early Reconstruction period. These were his formative years where his education, religious training, and leadership skills began.
The house is a two-and-one-half story brick structure in a restrained Greek Revival form. It is furnished with period and reproduction pieces that depict the home as the Wilsons would have known it with documented colors and original surfaces. The tour includes all rooms including double parlors, study, best room, hallway, three bedrooms, upstairs sitting room, trunk room, two attic rooms, separate kitchen and servants' quarters, and carriage house.
A visitors' center is next door in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar's Boyhood Home. Lamar and Wilson were next-door neighbors and best friends growing up. The Lamar House contains a permanent Wilson exhibit, gift shop, and an introductory film can be viewed. Tours are guided, at the top of the hour, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10-4, or by appointment.