Tour of the President Woodrow Wilson House
Thursday, June 23, 2016
TIME: 11 am-Meet at WNDC 10:30 am (share cab) or at Wilson House 10:55 am, 2340 S Street, NW (near Dupont Circle Metro Station, Q Street Exit)
PRICE: $25 Members, $30 Non-members (includes lunch at WNDC); $10 Tour Only
EVENT TYPE: Tour & Lunch
The Woodrow Wilson House is the home where President and Mrs. Wilson lived after retirement from the White House in 1921. Wilson is the only President to have made Washington his permanent home following his term in office. He lived in the house until his death in 1924; his wife Edith Bowling Wilson lived there until her death in 1961. She bequeathed the home and its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a monument to President Wilson. The home and gardens, designed by prominent American architect Waddy Wood, were completed in 1915.
Situated in the Kalorama–Embassy Row area, the home has been maintained much as it was in 1924, including furniture, art, photographs, state gifts, and personal effects of President and Mrs. Wilson. The Wilson House is of special interest to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, as the Wilsons were friends of WNDC’s founders Emily Newell Blair and Florence (Daisy) Jaffray Harriman. President Wilson supported the creation of the WNDC and Mrs. Wilson served as honorary president.