My son and I drove into Staunton, Virginia not knowing anything about Woodrow Wilson's birthplace until we saw the signs along the main road. Hey, if you're this close and you have time, why not?
Wilson was the 28th President of the United States and was born in this house on December 28, 1856. Clearly, Wilson was born into privilege. This stately house sits at the top of a hill overlooking the town below. I suspect in 1856 it was one of the larger houses in town.
We opted not to pay the $12 per person to tour the house and museum, but walked around the house and looked into the museum window, where his presidential car is on display. Because of bad reflections on the window, I din't get a good picture of the car, but you can see it online.
An interesting fact I did not know is that Wilson was unable to read until he was 10 years old. Who knew?