The museum, owned and operated by Historic Augusta Inc., will close Monday and no tours will be given while repairs are under way, according to a press release. Guided tours are normally offered Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The house, at 419 Seventh St., was purchased in 1860 for Wilson’s father, the Rev. Joseph Wilson, by the trustees of First Presbyterian Church on nearby Telfair Street. The future 28th president lived in the home from the ages of 3 to 13, when the Wilson family moved to Columbia.