Presidential Pathways: Woodrow Wilson Burial Place

After leaving the presidency, Woodrow Wilson opened a law practice with his former Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.  Wilson disliked practicing law, and turned to writing.  On Feb. 3, 1924, died from a stroke at his home in Washington, D.C.  He became the only president buried in the District of Columbia when he was interred at Washington National Cathedral.  Wilson’s second wife Edith Bolling Wilson was buried next to him following her death in 1961.

Exterior of the Washington National Cathedral.

Bay with Wilson’s tomb in the South Nave.

Marker detailing the burial place of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson.

A view of Wilson’s tomb and the nave.

An overview of the Wilson sarcophagus.


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