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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wilson Boyhood Home Virtual Tour

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Wilson Boyhood Home, Augusta GA –
Photo Credit: Historic Augusta, Inc

Following their time in Virginia, the Wilson family, including 2 year old Tommy Woodrow Wilson (he was going by Tommy at that point) moved to Augusta, Georgia. This house was also known as The Manse and was the home of the Presbyterian pastors on the local parish. The Wilsons remained here for approximately 11 years before again relocating to Columbia, South Carolina. The Manse in Augusta stands as the home that Woodrow Wilson lived in the longest.

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Wilson’s Parlor – Photo Credit: Historic Augusta, Inc

The Manse was acquired by Historic Augusta, INC in 1991 and restoration was undertaken to restore the home to its state in the 1860’s when the Wilson’s lived there.

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Best Room – Photo Credit: Historic Augusta, Inc

When you visit The Manse your admission includes a 45 minute guided tour of the house. Tickets are $5 for adults and Free-$3 for children depending on age. You can also view the house gardens which are kept up with seasonal selections that would have been used in gardens during the time the Wilsons lived in the house.

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Gardens at Boyhood Home – Photo Credit: Historic Augusta, Inc

You can watch a mini video tour of the home below:

You can check out more about the Wilson Boyhood Home at their website.

 

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