Historic House Museums
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama, U.S.A.
(Garden And Historic House)
Ainsley House Campbell, CA. Also known as Campbell Historical Museum. House and Garden Museum. 408.866.2118.
Alvarado Adobe Museum San Pablo, CA. Former home of Juan Alvarado, the Governor of Mexican Alta California. N.D. Adobe House Museum. Open certain days. 510.215.3000.
Alviso Adobe Pleasanton, CA. The first adobe building in Amador Valley, Dairy Milking Barn, Bunk House. Interprets the "story of California from its Native American beginnings to the day sof Spanish Ranchos managing hers of cattle, through the mid 20th Century. Also used as a Community Park. 925.931.3483.
Blume House Early 20th Century Bungalo House Museum and adjacent Bunk House is included. Open certain times. 510.215.3000.
Byer-Nail House and East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum 19th Century House, Office, and Farm Museum. 925.634.8651.
Casa Grande No information at this time. 408.918.7770.
Casa Peralta Remodeled in the early 20th Century into a Grand Spanish-Style Villa, Yard, and Garden. Open on the weekend. 510.577.3474.
Camron-Stanford House Oakland, CA. Late 19th Century Italianate House Museum. Tea Dining Available. Open certain times. 510.874.7802.
Clayton House Museum and Garden Clayton, CA. ND. Stick House Museum home of the Clayton Historical Society. 925.672.0240.
Cohen-Bray House Late 19th Century "Stick Style" architecture and includes the original Oriental Design within. Reservations Required. 510536.1703.
The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate Late 19th Century Gilded Age Classical Revival Grand Mansion and grounds includes a Carriage House, terraced Garden Pavilion, a Grand Pond, South Pond and Gazebo, Canopy, Chicken Coop, Milk Barn, Grotto, Southern Shed, Swimming Pool, and Dinkelspiel House (an early 20th century Castle Revival Cottage.)
Faulkirk Cultural Center and Robert Dollar Estate San Rafael, CA. 19th Century Queen Anne Mansion Museum includes Eleven Acres, Formal Garden, Rose Garden, Wedding Lawn, and "Spacious Veranda." 415.485.3404.
Filoli House Museum Woodside, CA. 125 Acres including formal garden, Native Plant Garden, Gentlemen's Orchard, Olive Orchard, Magnolia Collections, Front Lawns, Plane Tree Allee, Lower North Lawn Terraces, West Terraces, Bonsai Collection, Service Courtyard, The Garage, Camellias and Citrus Collection, Sunken Garden and Lower Lawn Terraces, Walled and Woodland Garden, Panel Gardens (Kitchen Garden), Greenhouses, and the Early 20th Century Main House Mansion with Entry Courtyard, Oaks, Wall Vines, and Foundation Plantings. Grand Mansion and Estate Museum.650.364.8300.
Forest Home Farms Historic Park San Ramon, CA. 16 Acre Farrm that includes the 22-Room Dutch Colonial Boone House, which has fourteen outbuildings including an Antebellum dated Barn, 7000 Squre Feet Farm equipment and automobile Storage Structure and a Three-Building Walnut Processing Plant with Three-Story Hulling and Drying Structure. The late 19th Century Glass House Museum is a two-story wood frame with one-story rear wing Italianate House and includes its Tank House. 925.973.3284.
Galindo Home Museum And Gardens Concord, CA. Mid 19th Century Antebellum Colonial Revival House and Garden Museum. 925.827.3380.
Haas-Lilienthal House San Francisco, CA. Gilded Age "Upper-Middle Class" Mansion Museum and is the "only Victorian House Museum open to the public year-round for docent-led tours." Offices of the San Francisco Heritage. "Pacific Heights" tours are also available. 415.441.3000.
Harris-Lass House Museum Santa Clara, CA. Post Bellum Italiante Style house, classic California Barn, Summer Kitchen, Tank House, and Landscaped Gardens. Message Line only 408.249.7905.
History Park San Jose San Jose, CA. 19th Century Town that includes many buildings and train station, as well as many historic houses: Mid 19th Century Houses are Chiechi House, Gordon House, Greenwalt House, Hill House, Markham House, Nelson-DeLuz House, Paulson House, Umbarger House, Zanker House, Carmel and Thomas Fallon House; Early to Mid 20th Century Migrant Worker Houses; and late 18th Century Peralta Adobe. 408.287.2290.
J. Gilbert Smith House and Los Altos History Museum Los Altos, CA. Early 20th Century Shingled Craftsman-Style Farmhouse. Includes outdoor Agricultural Exhibic, Historic Gardens, Apricot orchard, Tank House, Antique Farm Equipment. Gardens are open when the House and Museum is closed. 650.948.9427.
The James Johnston House Half Moon Bay, CA. Mid 19th Century Federal Revival with sloped back House Museum. 650.726.0329.
John Muir National Historic Site Martinez, CA. Late 19th/Early 20th Centuries home of Amerrica's most prominent naturalists and conservationists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Over 10,000 Squre Feet including porches, attic, and the basement. Includes theVisitor Center, Ranger Programs, Cell Phone Tours, Picnic and hiking areas and the historic Martinez Adobe. National Park Service Museum. 925.228.8860.
Kolb House N.D. or Style "an Historic House Museum" inside the Dublin heritage Park and Museums. 925.452.2100.
Lathrop House Redwood City, CA. Late 19th Century Gothic Revival, Early example of "Steamboat Gothic." Possibly open only on certain days. 650.365.5564.
Luther Burbank Experiment Farm Sebastopol, CA. Also known as Gold Ridge Farm. Self-Guided or Docent-Guided tours of the early 20th century cottage. Outdoor laboratory with plant-hybrids that are located nowhere else in the world. 707.829.6711.
Luther Burbank Home And Gardens Santa Rosa, CA. Late 19th/early 20th century Americanized-Greek Revival Farm House, includes Carriage House Museum, Greenhouse, and specialty gardens, which are the Medicinal Garden, Spineless Cactus Garden, Edible Landscape Garden, and Wildlife Habitat Garden. 707.524.5827.
McConaghy House Hayward, CA. Late 19th Century "Stick-Eastlake" style Farmhouse. Includes "Archie's Playroom" in the 2nd floor where children can explore time period games and toys. Open certain days. 510.581.0223.
McWilliams House and Saratoga Historical Park Saratoga, CA. One of the oldest homes in Saratoga, mid 19th Century using "single wall construction with no studs." McWilliams House is located in the center of Saratoga Historial Park that includes another historical building museum. Open by appointment. 408.867.4311.
Meyers House And Garden Alameda, CA. Late 19th Century, Gilded Age "Colonial Revival Style" that has Prairie Influence. Includes Three-Car Garage, Carriage House, Original Fencing and Pergola, Architectural Studio. 510.521.1247.
Pardee Home Museum Oakland, CA. Late 19th Century,Post Bellum Italianate House with Carriage House, Water Tower, and Garden. "Furnishings and Collections are original and authentic." Guided Tour and Tea are also available. 510.444.2187.
Octagon House San Francisco, CA. 19th Century Octagon Style with Cupola. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America House. Only open certain days and times. 415.441.7512.
Patterson House and Ardenwood Historic Farm Fremont, CA. 205 acres, late 9th Century Farmhouse and Time Period Farm includes Farm Chores, Cows and Sheep, Riding on the horse-drawn railroad, turn of the century crafts, sampling time period cookies from a wood burning stove. 510.791.4196.
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park Late 19th Century Italianate and Six Acres Park.
Ralston Hall Mansion Belmont, CA. Mid 19th Century Grand Italianate Mansion Located within the Notre Dame Campus. Currently Closed for Extensive Renovations. 650.508.3656.
Ravenswood Historic Site Livermore, CA. late 19th Century Gothic Revival, includes the late 19th Century Cottage as well as the Main House and landscaped grounds. Free docent led tours or reserved group tours at a very low cost per person. 925.373.5700.
Rengstorff House Mountain View, CA. Post Bellum/Mid 19th Century Italianate House, which is open at specific times only. 650.903.6392.
Sanchez Adobe Redwood City, CA. Mid 19th Century Antebellum Time Period two story House Museum. 650.299.0104.
Shadelands Ranch Museum Walnut Creek, CA. Walnut Creek Historical Society runs the early 20th Century Gilded Age House museum. It is listed as a "Colonial Revival" but looks in the photograph to be more of an Arts and Crafts style. The museum showcases artifacts from the family as well as other local history. Research through the archives is also available. 925.935.7871.
Shinn Historical Park and Arboretum Fremont, CA. James and Lucy Shinn House. Mid 19th Century, Post Bellum 2 1/2 floor Farmhouse with Bavarian Influence, includes an early 20th Century two story Bungalow, 4 1/2 Acres, and Shinn Library. 510.795.0891.
Tao House: Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site. Danville, CA. Great Depression era Spanish-Colonial inspired, yet Carlotta called "Pseudo-Chinese House" style. Home of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwrite, Eugene O'Neill and his famous actress wife, Carlotta Monterey. The house museum "often rotates displays in the home to showcase both the history and lifestyle of both Eugene and his wife." The White Barn is "often used to present plays of O'Neills, performed by local theater and drama groups." Visitors may not drive to the house museum, but must take shuttle, and tours must be made two weeks in advance. Also includes hiking and mountain biking trails, and "excellent for bird watching." 925.838.0249.
Winchester Mystery House San Jose, CA. 160 rooms of bizarre-ness, never stopped building until the death of Mrs. Winchester, the wife of the creator/manufacturer of the Winchester Rifles. 408.247.2000
Ygnacio Peralta Home San Leandro, CA. Antebellum Italianate House available for private, educational, and cultural events. The first brick home in Alameda County. Location of Alta Mira Club. 510.562.7144.
Harbeck-Bergheim House Boulder CO. Is part of the Boulder History Museum with offices inside the mansion. Early 20th Century "American Four-Square" style mansion. Looks like a brick Arts and Crafts. Built as a summer home for Harbeck family. 303.449.3464.
Rosemount Museum Pueblo, CO. Late 19th Century, Gilded Age Mansion "Colorado's Crown Jewel." Richardonian Romanesque Style out of Pink Volcanic Rock. 719.545.5290.
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (The), Ridgefield, , Connecticut, U.S.A.
Contemporary Art & Historic House)
|American Clock and Watch Museum, Inc., Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.A.|
(Horological Museum & Historic House)
|Art Guild, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.|
(Art Association & Historic House)
Bates-Scofield Homestead, The Darien Historical Society, Darien, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historical Society Museum & Historic House)
Benton Homestead (The), Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Bowen House, Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Craft Museum & Historic House)
Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House - Home of the Discoverer of Antarctica, Stonington, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Biographical Museum & Historic House)
Cheney Homestead (The), Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Coley Homestead & Barn Museum (The), Weston, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Agriculture Museum & Historic House)
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Inc., Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Biographical Museum, Historical Society Museum & Historic House)
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Art Museum & Historic House)
Discovery Museum, Inc. (The), Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Art Museum, Historic House, Science Museum & Planetarium)
East Lyme Historical Society/Thomas Lee House, Niantic, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historical Society & Historic House)
Eells-Stow House, Milford Historical Society, Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
General Museum, Historic House & Historical Society)
Faith Trumbull Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc., Museum and Chapter House, Norwich, , Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historical Society Museum & Historic House)
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Art, Connecticut History Museum & Historic House)
Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden (The), Woodbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historic House, Landscaping, Religious: Episcopacy)
Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, Washington, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(General Museum & Historic House)
Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Park Museum, Historic House & Landscaping)
Harrison House, Branford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Henry Whitfield State Historical Museum, Guilford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine, East Granby, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(History Museum & Historic House)
Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historic House & Biographical Museum)
Scantic Academy Museum, East Windsor Historical Society, Inc., East Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(Historical Society Museum, Historic House & General Museum)
Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.(Historic House)
Stanton House, Clinton, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Brunner Farmhouse Run by the City and County of Broomfield Colorado. Farmhouse meeting space, tours, preservation, and gardening. 303.460.6800.
John Dickinson Plantation Dover, DE. John Dickinson was the "penman of the American Revolution and signer of the U.S. Constitution." Mid 18th Century Georgian Working Plantation complete with "a period farm complex and the beautifully restored home." 302.739.3277.
Curtiss Mansion Miami Springs, FL. Early 20th Century Pueblo-Mission Revival style Mansion Museum. Exhibits on National Heroes, Glenn Curtiss, and aviation. Archives and research center. 305.869.5180.
Andrew Low House Savannah, GA. Antebellum Mansion and Garden Museum. 912.233.6854.
Archibald Smith Plantation Roswell, GA. Middle Class Antebellum cotton Plantation House Museum including grounds and outbuildings. 770.641.3978.
Barrington Hall Roswell, GA. Greek Revival Antebellum Mansion and Garden Museum. 770.640.3855.
Bulloch Hall Roswell, GA. Jacksonian America Roman Revival Mansion Museum and grounds that includes reconstructed slave quarters. Childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, President Theodore Roosevelt's mother. Interpreted for Antebellum and Civil War times. 770.992.1731.
Davenport House Museum Savannah, GA. Early 19th Century Federal House Museum and Garden. 912.236.8097.
The Hay House Macon, GA. Antebellum Italianate House museum 478.742.8155.
Juliette Gordon Low House Savannah, GA. The legendary Girl Scout Founder's birthplace museum. 912.233.4501.
Owens-Thomas House Savannah, GA. Early Nineteenth Century - Considered one of the best examples of Regency English Country architecture. House museum 912.790.8889.
Iolani Palace (iolani) Honolulu, HI. Late 19th Century - Guilded Age Palace of the last Hawaiian Monarchs. Equiped with the most up-to-date features such as indoor plumbing and gas lighting, which was changed into electric five years later. King, David Kalakaua, was the first monarch to ever visit the U.S. Good history. 808.532.1051.
1950s Park Forest House Museum Park Forest, IL. Original Mid-Century Townhome built by American Community Builders. One room is as a school and "visitors are encouraged to open drawers, cupboard and closets to discover period treasures inside. Contents of the house, furnished as though a young veteran and his family of small children occupy it,include dolls, toys, dollhouses, books, dishes, serving pieces, furniture and clothig from the period. 708.481.4252.
The Bach House Chicago, IL. Early 20th Century Prairie Mansion Museum built by Frank lloyd Wright. 312.994.4000.
Butterworth Center Moline, IL. Late 19th Century updated through the early 20th Century. Includes an 18th Century Italian Ceiling Painting from Venice, Italy. Large Elegant House and Formal Garden Museum includes Bowling Field, Fountain, Pergola, and Summer Gazebo. 309.743.2700.
Cantigny Park Wheaton, IL. Originally a Gilded Age home, it was extensively remodeled in the early 20th Century to a Classical Revival Grand Estate and Mansion Museum and Gardens, which includes a greenhouse. 630.668.5161.
Clarke House Museum Chicago, IL. Jacksonian American Roman Revival - Oldest Home in Chicago. Included in the tour of Glessner House (See below) 312.326.1480.
David Davis Mansion Bloomington, IL. Gilded Age Italianate Mansion Museum and Italian Garden. 309.828.1084.
Deere-Wiman House Moline, IL. Home of Charles Deere, son of John Deere, and part of the family business of the John Deere Plow Works. Late 19th Century/Gilded Age seven-Acre Large Elegant House Museum includes a Late 19th Century Elevator, Early 20th Century Organ, And Spa Like Shower of the times. There are Formal Gardens, Walks, Child-Sized Playhouse, and Three-Story Carriage House. 309.743.2701.
Ellwood House Museum DeKalb, IL. Late 19th Century Italianate Mansion Museum. 815.756.4609
Frank Lloyd Wright Home And Studio Oak Park, IL. Wright's first home that he used for experimentation. 312.994.4000.
Glessner House Chicago, IL. Gilded Age French and Spanish Romanesque Town House Mansion. 312.326.1480.
Governor Oglesby Mansion Decatur, IL. Began as an Jacksonian 2-Story Frame House but enlarged after the Governor's second marriage in late 19th Century into an Italianate Mansion. The original section was converted into a kitchen and servants' quarters, but unfortunately was removed in Early 20th Century,but the 1874 Italianate section still remains. 217.429.9422.
Hegeler- Carus Mansion LaSalle, IL. Turn of the 20th Century New Empire Style Mansion Museum. 815.224.6543.
Naper Settlement Naperville, IL. Late 19th Century Village including a school, Church and Martin Mitchell Mansion, as well as other buildings and houses. 630.420.6010.
The Tanner House Aurora, IL. Antebellum Italianate Mansion, and the David L. Pierce Center Arts and History. 630.906.0650.
Reddick Mansion Ottowa, IL. Antebellum Italianate Mansion Museum. 815.433.6100.
The Robie House Chicago, IL. Prairie Style Grand Mansion Museum by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 312.994.4000.
Salisbury House and Gardens Early Twentieth Century Gothic Revival Mansion and Grounds Museum. 515.274.1777.
The Carroll Mansion Museum Leavenworth, KS. Antebellum original four room house built by John Foster, and updated in Post-Bellum. Then, it was sold to Julia and Lucien Scott in 1882. Lucien was the President of First National Bank of Leavenworth. The Scotts renovated extensively, and turned the house into a 16 room Mansion in Late 19th Century. Then, the house was sold in 1887 to Mr. Carroll and his family who lived there for the next Seventy Years. Ella, the youngest daughter, willed the Mansion to the Leavenworth County Historical Society and they have called it home since 1964. The Mansion now serves as the home of LCHS whose mission is to preserve, promote, and educate on the history of the county. Stop by to see the Historic Everhard Glass Plate Negative Collection . 913.682.7759.
White Hall State Historic Site Richmond, KY. Originally built in the late the 18th century, and added to the current size of 10,000 square feet in the mid 19th century. The front is the 19th century elaborate Italianate, all three eras can be seen in the back of the house and the original entrance to the Georgian House is on the South Side. 859.623.9178.
The Shadows On The Teche New Iberia, LA: Jacksonian Classical Revival Mansion and Gardens Museum. 337.369.6446
Beall-Dawson Historic House Museum Rockville, MD. Early 19th Century, Early Republic /Regency Era Federal Style House Museum that includes White and African American Stories including the Slave Quarters above the Kitchen. One outbuilding still remains and two rooms are revolving exhibits. 301.762.1492.
Pry House Field Hospital Museum Frederick, MD. Antebellum House, Barn, and Grounds featuring Civil War history. "Considered the birthplace of military and emergency medicine." 301.695.1864.
Riversdale House Museum Riverdale, MD. An Early 19th Century, Early Republic Federal Grand Mansion (Ex-Plantation) and Kitchen Garden. Interpretation includes letters from Mrs. Rosalie Calvert and her family; The diary of Adam Frances Plummer, an enslaved worker; and "Riversdale by using the perspective of a child." There is also Special Needs tours, Scouts Tours, Folk Art, and Architectural Adventures. 301.864.0420.
Sotterley Plantation Hollywood, MD. Early 18th Century Mansion, Grounds, Original 1830s Slave Cabin, Colonial Revival Gardens, Picnic Areas and Miles of Nature Trails. 301.373.2280.
Emily Dickinson Homestead, Amherst, Massachusetts. Early 19th Century - Oldest brick home in area Federal Style with additional space added, a Cupola, and Veranda. Included on the site is The Evergreens,Emily's brother's home, which is an antebellum Italianate Villa Style House. Mansion Museums and Grounds of "Cultivated Planting Beds." 413.542.8161.
Gore Place Waltham, Massachusetts. Governor and Senator Christopher and wife Rebecca Gore. Built in early 19th Century as a summer home, - Country Estate that was improved in 1816 for year-round home later. Federal Style With English and French influence and an European Romantic Style Grounds with a pear named after Gore's Gardner "won a premium from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1830 along with Gore's Rhododendron Maximum," Which was an award that year from the Society. 781.894.2798.
The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home Lenox, MA: Edwardian Estate and Gardens Museum. 413.551.5111.
Parson Barnard House North Andover, MA. Early 18th Century House Museum. Contact for tour. 978.685.2304.
Ames-Florida-Stork House Rockford, MN. Large Late 19th Century Greek Revival and the oldest and most significant structure still in existence in the area. Houses a significant collection of 19th and 20th Century Furnishing, Textiles, and other Artifacts. 763.477.5383.
Manship House Jackson, TN. Nineteenth Century Gingerbread Gothic Revival House museum. 601.961.4724.
Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden Portsmouth, NH. Mid 18th Century/Pre-Revolution Georgian Mansion and Gardens. "One of the Nation's Finest Georgian Mansions." Became a museum in 1912, and just celebrated it's 100 years as a museum. 603.436.8221.
Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum, Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.A.
(Local History Museum & Historic House Museum)
The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, U.S.A.
(Biographical Museum [George Washington], Historic House, American History & Local History)
Lambert Castle Paterson, NJ. 19 Century English Castle Revival and events. 973.247.0085.
E. L. Blumenschein Home Taos, NM. 575.758.0505.
Alice Austen House Museum Staton Island, N.Y. Historic House Trust. 212.360.8282.
|Bartow Pell Mansion Mansion Museum Bronx, N.Y. Grand Country House Museum and Gardens. Jacksonian/Antebellum Era Mansion Early to Mid 19th Century. 718.885.1461.|
|Bayles-Swezey House Setauket, NY. Early 19th Century house ran by the Three Village Historical Society. Houses offices as well as exhibits on local history. 631.751.3730.|
Boscobel House and Gardens Garrison, NY. "An Elegant Federal-Period Style House Museum." Early 19th Century Mansion Museum and Grounds. 845.265.3638.
Bowne House Flushing, N.Y. Historic House Trust. Anglo-Dutch Historic House and Gardens 718.359.0528.
Dykman Farmhouse New York, N.Y. Late 18th Century Farm House Includes family history from the 17th century. 212.304.9422
Conference House, The Staton Island, N.Y. 17th Century House Museum
Connecticut River Museum, Essex, Connecticut, U.S.A. (Maritime, River Museum & Historic House) (718).984-6046
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Fordham, The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
(Biographical. Historic House, Literary Museum)
Gracie Mansion New York. N.Y. Late 18th century house museum and grounds. The first historic house museum in New York. 212.570.4773
Home of Franklin D Roosevelt Hyde Park, NY. Includes Springwood, Franklin D. Roosevelt's home, the Presidential Library and Museum, and Top Cottage. 845.229.5320.
Huntington Militia Arsenal Huntington, NY. C. 1740 Cabin Home of Jonas Sammus, Weaver, used by the local militia to store ammunition during the Revolutionary War. Now home of the Order of the Ancient and Honorable Militia who meets and drills at the location and the adjacent Green. Open "on Select Afternoons." 631.351.3244.
Kent-Delord House Museum Plattsburgh, NY. Late 18th Century and revised in Early 19th Century Federal Style House and Garden Museum. You can "Explore the challenges of daily life set against a backdrop of a new country at war." 518.561.1035.
Lewis H. Latimer House Museum Flushing, NY. Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century Craftsman Style. Home of Inventor Lewis H. Latimer. He was an African-American inventor and electrical pioneer and the son of fugitive slaves, lived in the house from 1903 until his death in 1928. 718.931.8585.
Mills Mansion - Staatsburgh Historic Site Staatsburg, NY. 129 acres and Gilded-Age American Beaux-Arts style grand mansion. 845.889.8851.
Montgomery Place Red Hook, NY. Early 19th Century Classical Revival Mansion Museum, Conservatory, Gardens, and agriculture. 845.758.5461.
Olana Hudson, NY. Gilded age Persian style grand mansion museum and formal gardens, Wagon House Education Center and 250 acres. 518.828.0135.
Philipsburg Manor Sleepy Hollow, NY. Mid 18th Century Ango-Dutch manor house, dairy, kitches, warehouse, activity center, Slave's garden, Dutch Barn. Story of northern enslavement. 914.631.3992.
Sherwood-Jayne House East Setauket, NY. 18th Century Shingle Farmhouse and Farm Museum. 631.692.4664.
Valentine-Varian House/Museum of Bronx History, The Bronx, NY (Historic House Museum and Bronx History) No other information at this time, but visitation by appointment only 781.881.8900.
Van Cortlandt House Museum, The Bronx, New York, U.S.A. Late 17th/Early 18th Century English Georgian Style Mansion (Historic House Museum, Bronx History, U.S. Presidential Museum [George Washington])) 212.744.3572.
Van Wych Homestead Museum Albany, NY. Mid 18th century Dutch Colonial.
Vanderbilt Mansion - Hyde Park - National Historic Site Hyde Park, NY. One of the region's oldest Hudson River estates. 200 acres of natural woodlands, manicured landscapes, formal gardens, pavilion, out buildings, and the Gilded-Age American Beaux-Arts style grand mansion museum. 845.229.7770.
Wilderstein Historic Site Rhinebeck, NY. Queen Anne Style Country House Museum. 845.876.4818.
Biltmore Ashville, NC. Vanderbilt's Gilded Age French Chateau style Mansion and Formal and informal Gardens, Equestrian Center - 8,000 acre Grand Estate Museum. Self Guided Tours. 800.411.3812.
Hezekiah Alexander House Charlotte, NC. Mid 18th Century/Revolutionary War Era House, oldest house in the county and is located on the grounds of the Charlotte Museum of History. Includes Springhouse, kitchen, formal garden, woods and trails, as well as other features. 704.568.1774.
Joel Lane Museum House Raleigh, NC. Built in the Mid 18th Century and is "an authentic restoration of an 18th Century Manor House." 919.833.3431.
John Allen House Burlington, NC. Late 18th Century Log Cabin furnished with period pieces and includes a Smokehouse. Located within the Alamanace Battleground. 336.227.4785.
Latta Plantation Huntersville, NC. Early 19th Century Early Republic/Regency Era Plantation and Living History Farm. Located within the Latta Plantation Nature Reserve. Includes original Hezekiah Alexander Log Cabin, Short Staple Garden, Kitchen Garden, Honeybee Exhibit, and several rare and endangered breeds of farm animals. 704.875.2312.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Akron: OH. Early Twentieth Century Tudor Revival Mansion Museum. 330.836.5533.
Stone Garden Farm and Village Richfield, OH. The Museum of Western Reserve Farms and Equipment, Two cabins and tent camping. A 19th century living history farm and museum. 330.659.3507.
George Murrell Home Park Hill, OK. Jacksonian American, Early 19th Century Greek Revival Plantation Mansion House Museum and Nature Park and Walking Trails. 918.456.2751.
Harn Homestead Oklahoma City, OK. The visitor will experience a "territorial farm, the brilliance of a one-room school house, the grace of a Victorian home, and the waste-not want-not ethic of a territorial farm family." 405.235.4058.
Mattie Beal Historic Home Lawton, OK. Early 20th Century New Oklahoma Territory Mansion with Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean, and Greek Revival Ifluence. Mattie Beal was the Second Lottery Draw for Land in the Oklahoma Territory! 580.678.3156.
Frazier Farmstead Museum Milton-Freewater, OR. Late 19th Century House and Farm Museum. Includes an Early 20th Century barn, carriage house, and other buildings. 541.938.4636
Andalusia Andalusia, PA. Late 18th Century Mansion updated in the beginning of the 19th Century and again in the Jacksonian Period when the Temple Front was added, a spectacular vision of a Greek Revival Mansion. There is a Formal Garden, Grapery where a Rose Garden now exists, Green Walks, and Pool Pavilion Garden. 215.245.5479.
The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion Wilkes-Barre, PA. High Victorian - Historic Mansion Museum, Banquet Facility, and Grand Bed & Breakfast. 570.823.9372.
The Henry Muhlenberg House Trappe, PA. 18th Century House Museum interpreted at the Revolutionary period.610.489.7560.
Peter Wentz Farmstead Landsdale, PA. 18th Century Pennsylvania German Farm Museum. Includes Ice house and is a continuous working farm since 18th century. Early 19th Century breeds of chickens and cows, 18th century breed of sheep. 610.584.5104.
Potts Grove Manor Pottstown, PA. Mid 18th Century Sandstone Georgian House Museum. 610.326.4014.
Valley Forge National Historic Park King of Prussia, PA. Under the National Park Service.Isaac Potts House. Interpreted during the visit of George and Martha Washington's visit. 18th Century Dec 1777 to June 1788. 610.783.1000.
The Breakers Newport, RI. Gilded Age, Italianate Grand Mansion/ the Vanderbilt's summer cottage. Mansion, Stable and Carriage House. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Chateau-sur-Mer Newport, RI. Gilded Age New Empire mansion museum. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Chepstow Newport, RI. Gilded Age Italianate Villa Mansion museum. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
The Elms Newport, RI. Gilded Age, New Georgian Mansion and grounds museum. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Green Animals Topiary Garden Newport, RI. Gilded Age, "the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the U.S." The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Hunter House Newport, RI. Mid-to-late 18th Century Georgian Colonial Mansion museum. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Isaac Bell House Newport, RI. Late 19th Century, and is "one of the best surviving examples of Shingle Style in the country" as well as having an innovative open Japanese floorplan. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Kingscote Newport, RI. Jacksonian American Gothic Revival ornamental cottage. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Marble House Newport, RI. Gilded Age French Revival Mansion where rallies for women's right to vote were hosted by Mrs. Vanderbilt-Belmont. Was the "social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
Rosecliff Newport, RI. French Revival Gilded Age Grand Mansion museum where the "American Beauty Rose" was developed. The Preservation Society of Newport County. 401.847.1000
The Edmondston-Alston House Charleston, SC. Early 19th Century French/Greek facade covering the Federal House Museum. 843.722.7171.
Joseph Manigault House Charleston, SC. Early Republic, Very early 19th Century would even add it to the Long 18th Century, Federal-Style Townhouse. 843.722.2996.
Heyward-Washington House Charleston, SC. Pre-Revlutionary Late 18th Century Georgian Townhouse. Charleston's first historic house museum features "a superb collection of hitoirc Charleston-made furniture including the priceless Holmes Bookcase... also features the only 1740s kitchen building open to the public in Charleston, as well as Formal Gardens featuring plants commonly used in the South Carolina Lowcountry in the late 18th Century." Home of Washington during his week-long Charleston stay in 1791. 843.722.2996.
Middleton Place Charleston, SC. Late 18th century "Gentleman's House," House Museum, Plantation, Equestrian Center, Stableyards, Hunt and Hounds, and "America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens." 843.556.6020.
Athenaeum Rectory Columbia, TN. Jacksonian America Moorish-Gothic Architecture. 931.381.4822.
Belle Meade Plantation Belle Meade, TN. Early 19th Century Mansion and Race Horse Barn. 615.356.0501
Belmont Mansion Nashville, TN. Antebellum Mansion Museum. 615.460.5459.
Blount Mansion Knoxville, TN. Late 18th Century Mansion Museum, and the "Birthplace of Tennessee." 865.525.2375
Buchanan Log Home Nashville, TN. Regency era log house with another smaller log home on site. 615.871.4524.
Cannonsburgh Village Murfreesboro, TN. 19th Century and 20th Century Tennessee Village with Early 19th Century Loom House, Williamson Chapel, The Haynes Museum (Farm Equipment, mostly), Early 19th Century Leeman House and University House (Both are dog-trot log cabins. The Leeman is a homestead house that was home to the family until the middle 20th Century), The Water-Wheel based Mill, An early Mobile Gasoline Service State, and the Rockvale Home Mutual Telephone Company House ( Home and Telephone Company Operator Station from 1918 to 1943.) Open May Through November - Tuesday through Sunday. 615.890.0355.
Carnton Plantation and Battlefield Franklin, TN. Early Nineteenth Century Farmhouse/Mansion, grounds, and Civil War Cemetery. 615.791.1861.
The Carter House Franklin, TN. Antebellum Farmhouse and Slave Quarters, focusses mostly on Civil War history. 615.791.1861.
The Carter Mansion Elizabethton, TN. Late 18th Century - "The oldest frame house in Tennessee." 423.543.6140,
Cheekwood Art and Gardens Nashville, TN. Early 20th Century Mansion and Botanical Museum. 615.356.8000
Crocket Tavern Museum Morristown, TN. Replica of where Davey Crocket grew up. 423.587.9900.
Davies Manor Plantation Bartlett, TN. Oldest log home in the county, commissary, grist mill, outhouse and other outbuildings. Includes kitchen and medicinal herb garden! 901.386.0715.
Glenmore Mansion Jefferson City, TN. Gilded Age New Empire House Museum. 865.475.5014.
Harson-Goyer-Lee House Memphis, TN Antebellum and New Empire House. By Appointment Only. 901-526-1469
The Hermitage: The Home Of President Andrew Jackson Hermitage, TN. Early 19th Century Mansion, Grounds, and Garden museum 615.889.2941.
Historic Rock Castle Hendersonville, TN. Late 18th Century Mansion museum and Historic Colonial Camp. 615.824.0502
The Little Courthouse Bolivar, TN. Originally built as a courthouse in early 19th century, was later converted to an antebellum home. 731.518.7148.
The Lotz House Franklin, TN. Antebellum Roman-Revival mansion museum focusing on Civil War. 615.790.7190.
Oaklands Historic House Museum Murfreesboro, TN. Originally a Regency Age home, restyled as an Italianate Mansion Museum. Appears to focus on Ante and Post bellum time periods. Includes Lytle Building, an antebellum Dr. office turned into educational facilities. 615.893.0022.
The Pillars Bolivar, TN. Romantic Period Home owned and operated by The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) 731.518.7148
President James K. Polk Home And Museum Columbia, TN. Best surviving Federal Style home in TN. Plus the Sister's Home and Gardens. (931) 388-2354
Rachel H.K. Burrow Home Arlington, TN. One-room that was originally built as a bank. 901.867.2620.
Ramsey House Knoxville, TN. Late eighteenth century stone house. 865.546.0745.
Rattle and Snap Plantation Mount Pleasant, TN. Antebellum Classic Revival Mansion and Carriage House. Private Residence so tours must be scheduled in advance. 931.379.1700.
Sam Davis Home Smyrna, TN. Antebellum Plantation Mansion and Grounds Museum 615.459.2341.
Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum Nashville, TN. Late 18th Century Plantation, Mansion, and Farm museum.615.832.8197.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Memphis, TN. 1870 New Empire Mansion Museum, Carriage House, and Children's Life-size Edwardian Gingerbread House. 901.526.1469
Bayou Bend Collection And Gardens Houston, TX. Late 19th Century Classical Revival Mansion, Formal Gardens, and Art Museum, as well as the Kitty Powell Library, 7,000 volumes of books on decorative arts. 713.353.1542
The Heritage Farmstead Plano, TX. Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century Farmstead that features the Late 19th Century Hunter and Mary Alice Farrell Upper Class Gingerbread Stick House Mansion and includes thirteen original buildings, The Foreman's Cottage where the offices are located, and a typical Farmhouse of the Times called The Young House. Farm has animals, time period exhibits specific to the location, Living History and Special Events. 972.881.0140.
Kell House Wichita Falls, TX. Early 20th Century Brick Italianate with Classical Revival Features. 940.723.2712.
McFaddin-Ward House Beaumont, TX. Edwardian Queen Anne Mansion Museum. 409.832.2134.
This Is The Place Heritage Park Salt Lake City, UT. Over 50 historical 19th Century homes and structures, Cabin Row, Schoolhouse, and a Native American Village that includes Shoshone Tepees and Hogans. There are train-rides, pony rides and crafts. 801.582.1847.
The Burtch-Udall Homestead Hartford, VT. Mid to Late 18th Century Georgian/Federal House and Barn both in process of restoration. Open by appointment. 802.828.3051.
Calvin Coolidge Homestead Plymouth, VT. 19th Century boyhood home of President Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the U.S. Interpreted at the date of his inauguration, 1923. 802.672.3773.
Hildene Manchester, VT. Home to President Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Early 20th Century, Gilded Age Grand Estate, Georgian Revival Mansion includes Aeolian Pipe Organ (1908), Formal Garden, Carriage Barn, Agricultural Center, Cutting and Kitchen Gardens, Walking Trails, Observatory, Meadows, Pullman Car Sunbeam, and a 1928 Franklin Roadster, and Tours for the Visually Impaired. 800.578.1788.
Morrill Homestead Montpelier, VT. "Rose" Pink Antebellum Gingerbread Gothic Revival House, Horse and Carriage Barn, Sheep Barn, Cow Barn, Corn Crib, Ice House, Blacksmith Shop, Carriage and Paint Shop, Shuffleboard Court, Hot House Ruins, and Gardens. The Gardens include Kitchen and Pleasure Garden where many of the original plantings still survive. 802.765.4288.
Park-McCullough Estate North Bennington, VT.Postbellum, New Second Empire Later-Middle 19th Century Grand Mansion, Rose Garden, Play House, and Carriage Barn. Grounds open daily, tours of the mansion on Fridays. 802.442.5441.
Rokeby Museum Ferrisburgh, VT. Began construction in the late 18th Century, and then updated to the Federal Style Farmhouse in the early 19th Century New Republic era, and then another in the Gilded Age. Farm with 200 acres. "The best documented stop on the Underground Railroad in Vermont, and probably, the country." Includes the Tourist Cabin , Old House, Smokehouse, Chicken Coop, Creamery, Outhouse, Toolshed/Slaughterhouse, Granary, Dairy Barn Foundation, and the Path to Brick Academy. 802.877.3406.
Arlington House McLean, VA. Inside the Arlington National Cemetery, Early Republic/Regency Era 19th Century Roman Revival Mansion Museum and Slave Quarters. Home of George Washington Parke Custis and Robert E. Lee. 703.235.1530.
Ash Lawn-Highland: Home of President James Monroe Charlottesville, VA. The fifth President of the U.S. Early 19th Century House Museum including ornamental, utilitarian and formal boxwood gardens, Working farm, original smoke house, over-seer's house, reconstructed ice house, and enslaved domestic servants. 423.293.8000.
Biltmore Ashville, NC. George Vanderbilt's Gilded Age, French Chateau Renaissance Grand Mansion Estate. Includes Grand Gardens and Grounds, Winery. Also, the Adventure Center has biking and carriage rides to Land Rover expeditions and trail rides. Antler Hill Village has a time-period working farm and "Step into the everyday lives of families who lived on the estate raising livestock, tending crops, and working at Biltmore Dairy in the 1890s. The Barn in Antler Hill Village – once the social and work center for these families – is alive again with blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craft demonstrations; an old-fashioned Mercantile shop offering Appalachian crafts, dry goods, and candy; and a Smokehouse offering Carolina barbecue, quick sandwiches, and other Southern favorites." 828.225.1333
George C. Marshal House Leesburg, VA. Also known as Dodona Manor, Colonial Revival House Museum interpreted in mid 20th Century. 703.777.1880.
George Mason's Gunston Hall Home Mason Neck, VA, 18th Century Mansion and Grounds. Historic House museum. 703.550.9480.
Glen Burnie House Winchester, VA. Began in the middle 18th Century, updated in the mid 20th Century. House may be closed for renovation. Formal Garden Museum is open. 888.556.5799.
James Madison's Montpelier Montpelier Station, VA. Mid 18th Century Home of James Madison, the 4th President of the U.S. Classical Revival Grand Estate Mansion that includes over 2,000 acres of land and forest, Formal Garden, Active Archaeology Digs and Lab, The James Madison Temple, and Slave Cemetery, the Family Cemetery is next door and is where the President is buried. The Original Location of the Early 18th Century Family Homestead, built by President Madison's Grandfather, Mount Pleasant, but unfortunately the home itself is gone. Home of the Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights. 540.672.2728.
Maymont Mansion Richmond, VA. 100 Acres and the Late 19th Century/Gilded Age Grand Estate Mansion that combined the Aesthetic, Romanesque Revival, and Queen-Anne Styles. Grand Mansion that includes upstairs as well as downstairs in the tours. Working areas include Kitchen, Wine Cellar, Laundry, Butler's Bedroom, Butler's Pantry and Service Areas. More than 25 Historical Buildings on site including Carriage House, Stone Barn, Water Tower, Garage, Chicken Coop, Granite Compost House, and Gatehouse. Estate Gardens such as Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, Arboretum, as well as "small specialty gardens." Nature and Wildlife Center, Children's Farm, and more. 804.358.7166.
Monticello Charlottesville, VA. Thomas Jefferson's home. Started as Mid 18th Century Neo Classical Mansion and continually updated through Early Republic times. Mansion Museum and Grounds. 434.984.9800.
Morven Park Leesburg, VA. Began as a mid 18th Century farmhouse, converted through the years to a Grand Estate Mansion and Park Museum that includes Turkey Hill Farm, agriculture, athletic and equestrian facilities. 703.777.2414.
Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, VA. George Washington's home. The first home saved by the public as a house museum in the United States. Early 18th century, and then revised and interpreted as a late 18th century mansion. Grand Estate museum. 703.780.2000.
Oatlands Leesburg, VA. Early Republic/Regency Era Americanized Greek Revival Mansion and Formal Garden Museum. 703.777.3174.
Pritchard -Grim Farm House Antebellum farm house in the middle of Kernstown Battlefield, a Civil War Battlefield. For group tours contact President Gary Crawford 540.869.2896.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site Woodbridge, VA. Mid 18th Century, but interpreted from mid 18th Century to 21st Century. House Museum, 43 acres, Formal Gardens. 703.499.9812.
Rose Hill Winchester, VA. Federal Style Farmhouse and Civil War Battlefield. May be closed for renovation. 888.556.5799.
Stratford Hall Stratford, VA. Home of the Lees of Virginia, and birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Mid 18th Century Mansion Museum including Nature Trail, Formal Garden, and Slave Garden.
Sully Historic Site Chantilly, VA. Late 18th Century that includes Federal and Georgian Styles and was the home of Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress. Includes Original out-buildings such as Kitchen Laundry, Smokehouse, Stone Dairy, Slave Quarters and gardens, and Flower and Kitchen gardens. 703.437.1794.
Swannanoa Palace Afton, VA. Gilded Age mansion. Only open a few weekends per year, available for weddings. 540.942.5201
Tuckahoe Plantation.com Richmond, VA. Early 18th Century Farmhouse and Original Outbuildings is "one of the most complete early 18th Century plantation layouts in North America." Home to the famous Randolph family from Turkey Island, and was the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson. Still is home to cows, sheep, and chickens. Large open green spaces are accompanied by The Ghost Walk (a Boxwood-lined path); Randolph, wight, and Baker Family Graveyards; The Memorial Garden; Family vegetable garden, rows of shrubs, and extensive flower beds; A parterre herb Garden with formal Boxwood and Heirloom Plantings of annuals and perennials. Gardens are open to the public, the house is open by appointment only. One of the set locations for the television show Turn. 804.971.8329.
Wilton House Richmond, VA. Eighteenth Century home owned and ran by the Colonial Dames. 804.828.5936.
Boldman House Museum Dayton, WA. Late 19th Century Queen-Anne-esque Mansion and garden Museum. 509.382.2026
Bruce House Waitsburg, WA. Late 19th Century Italianate Mansion Museum, Wilson-Philips House, and carriage house for activities. 509.337.6157
Kirkman House Museum Walla Walla, WA. Late 19th Century Italianate Mansion Museum. 509.529.4373
Washington D. C.:
Dunbarton House. National Headquarters of the Colonial Dames of America. Washington D.C.
Hillwood Estate and Mansion Washington, D. C. Historic mansion museum. Georgian style built in 1920's. 202.686.5807
The Octagon House Washington, D.C. One of the earliest homes built in D.C. Headquarters for the National Headquarters of the American Institute of Architects. Private and Group tours. 202.626.7439.
Tudor Place House And Garden Washington, D.C. Regency Era/Early Republic Mansion Museum and Gardens. 202.965.0400.
Woodrow Wilson House Washington, D.C. The 28th President of the U.S. Early Republic/Early 20th Century House Museum. 202.387.4062.
Pabst Mansion. Milwaukee, WI. Gilded Age Spanish or French Gothic Revival Mansion Museum. 414.931.0808.
|Bermuda Maritime Museum, Ireland Island, Sandys, BERMUDA|
(Historic House, Maritime, Military)
|Bermuda National Trust Museum (The) at the Globe Hotel, St George, BERMUDA|
(Preservation Organization, Historic Buiding, Bermudian History/Heritage)
Camden House, Paget, BERMUDA
Old Rectory (The), St. George, BERMUDA
(Historic House & Bermudian History/Heritage)
Samaritan’s Lodge - Bermudian Heritage Museum, St. George, BERMUDA
(Historic House, Bermudian History/Heritage & Black History)
Springfield and The Gilbert Nature Reserve, Somerset, BERMUDA
(Historic House, Bermudian History/Heritage)
Town Hall, St. George, BERMUDA
Tucker House, St. George, BERMUDA
(Bermudian History/Heritage, Historic House & Black History)
Verdmont Historic House Museum, Smith’s, BERMUDA
Bermudian History/Heritage, Historic House & Landscaping)
|Updated: July 5, 2014|
Current list is revised and updated, the beginning based upon museum registrar.