Old Lyme, Connecticut: Woodrow Wilson's Canoe

Used by Woodrow in his bucolic pre-U.S.-President days, when he was merely President of Princeton University. In the Florence Griswold Museum.

Florence Griswold Museum

Address:
96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Directions:
Florence Griswold Museum. Entrance is on the west side of Lyme St., just north of I-95 exit 70. The canoe is in a small outbuilding opposite the silver turret of the main building.
Hours:
Tu-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
860-434-5542
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Woodrow Wilson's Canoe.

Woodrow Wilson's Canoe

The canoe is located in the Rafal Landscape Center, above the admissions desk.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 08/05/2021]

Woodrow Wilson's Canoe.

Woodrow Wilson's Canoe

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme has Woodrow Wilson's canoe in their possession.

[Marc A Leckstein, 10/07/2019]

Woodrow and his family used the canoe when they summered at the Lyme Art Colony. After he became President in 1912, their canoe days were over.

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