AAA Editor Notes
The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum is at 145 E. Main St. Through its collection of artifacts, photographs, china and furniture, the museum chronicles the life of President Woodrow Wilson's second wife, Edith Bolling, who was born in this two-story brick building on Oct. 15, 1872.
Exhibits highlight Mrs. Wilson's strong, independent nature and her role as a caregiver. She was a descendant of Pocahontas, the first woman to drive an electric car in Washington, D.C., the first first lady to travel to Europe with a president and the first honorary president of the Girl Scouts. After President Wilson suffered a stroke, though she publicly minimized her involvement in the affairs of state, her stewardship of governmental duties earned her such labels as “the Secret President” and “the First Woman President.” Guided tours of the home's second floor also are available.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.