Discover Edith Bolling Wilson’s birthplace, family home, and presidential historic site in downtown Wytheville, Virginia.
As one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a First Lady, this museum tells the story of the overlooked, yet vitally important role Edith Bolling Wilson played in the White House at a pivotal moment during World War I.
Visit the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum and tour the historic Bolling Family Home to discover how Edith Bolling Wilson's early life in the town of Wytheville, Virginia, prepared her for life as First Lady and learn how her stewardship of governmental duties earned her such labels as “The Secret President” and “The First Woman President.”
Join our Team
We're looking for some great individuals to join Team Edith as volunteers. If you can offer a few hours per month, contact us now.
Check out the special objects held in the museum's collections.
First Lady's Patch Girl Scout Program
A patch program celebrating the first honorary Girl Scout President
Girl Scouts & WWI
What were Girl Scouts doing 100 years ago to get badges?
GIRL SCOUTS DURING 'THE GREAT WAR'
Museum Wish List
Do you have historic photos of the Bolling Building or period antiques like those that would have furnished the Bolling home?
Edith's 1904 Driver's License
This endangered artifact has a special story.
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you would like to schedule a pre-arranged tour, please email or call at least one week prior to your date to visit.
Call: (276) 223-3484
145 E. Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382
The museum is located in the heart of historic downtown Wytheville.
There is no admission fee for individuals to visit the museum or tour the birthplace home; however, donations are greatly appreciated!
Groups of 10 or more, please call ahead for information and arrangements.