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2020 Holiday Tours of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
December 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 31, 2020
One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
During the month of December, The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson will be decorated for Christmas in the style of 1920 with fresh evergreens and festive decorations. 1920 marks Wilson’s last year as U.S. president, when women gained the right to vote.
December tours of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow are offered as usual on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays except for December 24th and 25th when the museum will be closed. In addition, two Saturdays will be included on December 12th and 19th.
Reservations are required for the guided tours and are limited to six people to ensure social distancing. Tours begin on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm. Masks must be worn for the duration of the tour, and hand sanitizer will be available.
Admission price is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students.
“Tommy” Wilson (1856-1924) lived in the Manse from 1860 to 1870 while his father served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Wilson spent the formative years of his childhood in Augusta, years that would affect him for the rest of his life. While living in Augusta, Wilson experienced the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He also began his education, tasted leadership as president of the Lightfoot Baseball Club and grounded his deep Presbyterian faith. In 1920 the Manse was occupied by the family of Rev. Joseph Ramsey Sevier, who hosted the future president for lunch there in November 1911.
The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, an award-winning restoration by Historic Augusta, Inc., is a National Historic Landmark and has been designated an official “Save America’s Treasures” site.
Recap of December Schedule:
• Open for holiday tours Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
• Special opening two Saturdays – December 12 & 19
• Reservations required, limited to 6 per group. Masks required
• Closed December 24-25
• Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students under 18
• Not recommended for children under 5
For more information, or to make a reservation, please call Historic Augusta, Inc. at 706-722-
9828 or visit wilsonboyhoodhome.org