Woodrow Wilson home will close for a month of repairs

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 4:11 PM
Last updated 6:25 PM
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The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson will close for about a month while the 154-year-old building undergoes plaster repairs and other preservation work.

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.

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