Call Today to Make an Appointment for Guided Tours of the Wilson House
Ticket Prices: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/students K-12
Historic Augusta, Inc. is pleased to announce the reopening of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, 419 7th Street Augusta, Georgia, beginning Friday June 26th, , 2020. This National Historic Landmark has been closed since March as a result of the ongoing health pandemic.
Guided tours will be offered by appointment only on Fridays between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Tours will begin on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4:00pm.
For the health and safety of our staff and guests and to be in compliance with current local, state, and national public health policies, the following procedures must be followed.
- Guests must make a reservation for a guided tour for a selected date at a selected time. Reservations can be made by calling Historic Augusta as (706) 722-9828. We may not be able to accommodate walk-up patrons; walk up patrons must call (706) 722-9828 to make a reservation for the next available tour.
- Guests must pre-pay for their tour to secure the reservation at the time of scheduling. Only credit cards will be accepted as a form of payment.
- Each guided tour is limited to 6 total guests in their party. These guests should have a known relationship to one another, either family or friends.
- Guests must bring their own facial covering (mask or scarf) and the facial covering must be worn for the duration of the tour.
- Guests will call (706) 722-9828 upon arrival to alert the tour guide. All tours will begin in front of the Boyhood Home of President Wilson located at 419 7th Parking is provided for guests in the adjacent lot at Historic Augusta.
- Guests are not permitted to touch any surface in the museum other than the staircase railing for safety. Hand sanitizer will be provided to guests while in the house.
We appreciate your support of Historic Augusta and the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson. We thank you for your willingness to abide by our new policies to ensure the museum is operated safely and enjoyed by all who visit.
Historic Augusta, Inc. purchased the former Presbyterian Manse at public auction on March 23, 1991. The City of Augusta provided the funds with which to purchase the house through a grant to Historic Augusta. At the time of the purchase the building housed a beauty parlor and florist shop, as well as a private residence. Historic Augusta President Nancy Bowers appointed a committee to give direction to the Board of Trustees, with John C. Hagler, III as chairman. Thanks to seed money provided by The Creel Foundation, the services of architect Norman Davenport Askins of Atlanta were procured to guide the committee through the process of studying the house and determining its best use. The results of this study, which included an architectural assessment by Askins, an archaeological assessment by Dr. David C. Crass, an historical assessment by Erick D. Montgomery and landscape considerations by Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan, were published in February, 1994.
It was agreed that the site was highly significant for its association with the boyhood of President Woodrow Wilson and it should be developed as a house museum to tell his story as a Southerner. Collaborating in this assessment was the late Arthur S. Link, of Princeton University, the foremost authority and biographer of the 28th President. Link came to Augusta for the first time in May 1992, to be the keynote speaker at the first Woodrow Wilson Symposium, organized by Dr. Edward J. Cashin, Jr. of Augusta State University.
Experience President Woodrow Wilson’s Augusta childhood by visiting his restored boyhood home at 419 Seventh Street.
The house museum is owned and operated by Historic Augusta, Inc. Check out our new video below for a preview or visit www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org for more information.