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Historic Houses Museums

Old Alabama Town - Montgomery, Alabama 36104 -
Historic Mobile Preservation Society - Mobile, Alabama -

Hank Williams Boyhood Home & Museum - Hank Williams' Boyhood Home & Museum at 127 Rose Street, Georgiana Alabama
Shorter Mansion - Eufaula, Alabama - built in 1884

Flandrau Science Center - Rucson, Arizona -

Rogers Historical Museum - Rogers, Arkansas

Antenna Ausio Bldg - Sausalito, California -
Pardee Home Museum - Oakland, California
Leonis Adobe Museum - Calabasas, California
Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation - San Francisco, California
Thomas Kinkade Museum - Monterey, California
Hayward Area Historical Society - Hayward, California
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles, California
Yolo County Historical Museum - Woodland, California
Workman & Temple Family Homestead - City of Industry, California -

Historic Georgetown, Inc - Georgetown, Colorado

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum - Wethersfield, Connecticut
Captain Nathaniel Palmer House - Stonington, Connecticut
Stanley-Whitman House - Farmington, Connecticut
The Mark Twain House & Museum - Hartford - Elaborate Victorian (1874) mansion with rare interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1881)
Nathan Lester House & Farm Tool Museum - Ledyard, CT - 1793 farmhouse and barns furnished with antiques, farm tools,
Hagley Museum & Library - Wilmington, Delaware -
Historical Society of Delaware - Wilmington, Delaware

District of Columbia
Sewall-Belmont House - Washington, District of Columbia
The Octagon - Washington, District of Columbia
Hillwood Museum & Gardens - Washington, D C

Bonnet House - Fort Lauderdale, Florida -
St. Augustine Historical Society - St. Augustine, Florida -
Deerfield Beach Historical Society - Deerfield Beach, Florida -
Loxahatchee River Historical Society - Jupiter, Florida
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum - Palm Beach, Florida
Henry B. Plant Museum - Tampa, Florida
Stranahan House - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - Miami, Florida
Ximenez-Fatio House - Jacksonville, Florida
Pebble Hill Foundation- Thomasville, Georgia -
Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson - Augusta, Georgia -
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - Savannah, Georgia -
Rhodes Memorial Hall - Atlanta, Georgia -

Margaret Mitchell House - Atlanta, Georgia -
Mission Houses Museum - Honolulu, Hawaii -
Lahaina Restoration Foundation - Lahaina, Hawaii


Des Plaines Historical Society - Des Plaines, Illinois -
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust - Oak Park, Illinois
Hinsdale Historical Society - Hinsdale, Illinois
Highland Park Historical Society - Highland Park, Illinois
The Quincy Museum - Quincy, Illinois
Provident Foundation - Chicago, Illinois -

Aurora Historical Society - Aurora, Illinois -

Grouseland, William Henry Harrison - Vincennes, Indiana
Quilters Hall of Fame - Marion, Indiana -
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Oldfields - Indianapolis, Indiana
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Museum - Bloomington, Indiana
President Benjamin Harrison Home - Indianapolis, Indiana
Scottish Rite Cathedral - 650 North Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN
Morris-Butler House - 1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana - an 1865 Victorian restored museum home
Buskirk-Chumley Theatre - 114 E. Kirkwood Sve., Bloomington, IN - Now in the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1922
T.C. Steele State Historic Site - 4220 T.C. Steele Rd., Nashville, Theodore Clement Steele in 1907 built "The House of the Singing Winds"
Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion - 1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana - 1894 home--built by premier steamboat builders

Dubuque County Historical Society - Dubuque, Iowa -
Salisbury House - Des Moines, Iowa 50312 -


Liberty Hall Historic Site - Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 -
Alexandre Mouton House - Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Destrehan Plantation - 13034 River Road - Destrehan, Louisiana 70047
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens - Monroe, Louisiana 71201 -
Kent Plantation - 3601 Bayou Rapides Rd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Gallier House - New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 -
Hermann-Grima Historic House - New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
West Baton Rouge Museum - Port Allen, Louisiana 70767 -
Myrtles Plantation - 7747 Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, LA 7077
Magnolia Mound Plantation - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 -
Oak Alley Plantation - 3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090.
St. Joseph Plantation - 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Laura: A Creole Plantation - 2247 LA Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA
Longue Vue House and Gardens - New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

Farnsworth Homestead & Art Museum - Rockland, Maine 4841 -
Victoria Mansion - Portland, Maine
Old Fort Western - Augusta, Maine - built in 1754 and a National Historic Landmark, is America's oldest surviving wooden fort - a reminder of the great contest between cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago.
Wedding Cake House - 105 Summer Street, Kennebunkport, Maine - one of the most photographed Gothic Revival buildings in the United States
Castle Tucker - Lee and High streets, Boothbay Harbor, Maine - designed by a Scottish architect named Robert Stuart. It is a replica of a manor in Dunbar, Scotland. Castle Tucker was built by Silas Lee in 1807.
Criterion Theater - 35 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, Maine - a glorious, well-preserved Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. The theater still has most of its original interior: seats, curtains, and even the original lighting board
Wadsworth-Longfellow House - 487 Congress St, Portland, ME
Goddard Mansion - Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Strand Theater - 345 Main Street, Rockland, Maine - located in downtown Rockland, Maine, has been entertaining moviegoers since 1923

Belair Mansion - Bowie, Maryland -
Queen Anne's County Historic Sites Consortium - Chester, Maryland
Surratt House Museum - Clinton, Maryland -
Sussquehanna Museum - Havre de Grace, Maryland
Evergreen House-Homewood House - Baltimore, Maryland
Hammond-Harwood House - 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD - best described stylistically as an Anglo-Palladian villa
William Paca Garden - 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, Maryland - example of a pre-Revolutionary War garden.
Schifferstadt - 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, Maryland - oldest house in Frederick (1756)
Wistariahurst Museum - Holyoke, Massachusetts
Nichols House Museum - Boston, Massachusetts -
Paul Revere House - Boston, Massachusetts
Shirley-Eustis House - Roxbury, Massachusetts
Falmouth Historical Society - Falmouth, Massachusetts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, Massachusetts
The Historical Society of Old Newbury - Newburyport, Massachusetts
Dickinson Homestead - Amherst, Massachusetts
Atwood House Museum - Chatham, Massachusetts
Historic Deerfield - Deerfield, Massachusetts

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House - Grosse Pointe Shores, Michiga

Sibley House Historic Site - Mendota, Minnesota
Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins - Natchez, MS
Historic Curlee House - Corinth, Mississippi
Samuel Cupples House - St. Louis, Missouri -
Eugene Field House Museum - St. Louis, Missouri -
John Wornall House Museum - Kansas City, Missouri -
Huck Finn House - 208 Hill Street, Hannibal, Missouri -
Moss Mansion Historic House Museum - Billings, Montana
Aiken County Historical Museum - Aiken, South Carolina -
Conrad Mansion - Kalispell, Montana - c 1895

The Castle - Taylor Street at B Street -Virginia City, Nevada, c.1868. The Castle was one of the finest mansions in the West during its heyday.
Bowers Mansion Museum - Highway 395 South at Highway 429, Carson City, Nevada - Silver baron's abode
Mackay Mansion - 129 South D Street, Virginia City, Nevada - 1859
Piper's Opera House - Virginia City, Nevada - since 1863
New Hampshire
Elisha Marston House - Sandwich, New Hampshire
Moffatt Ladd House - 154 Market St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - historic home with an 18th-century garden
Wentworth-Gardner House - 50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH c.1760
Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House -223 Heather St,Manchester NH
Frost House - Ridge Rd, Franconia, New Hampshire - where poet Robert Frost lived and wrote
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site - Maxfield Parrish Highway, Cornish, New Hampshire - 1848-1907.
John Paul Jones House - 43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH - 1758 Georgian architecture with gambrel roof
Pierce Manse - 14 Penacook St, Concord, New Hampshire - a Greek Revival house of the mid-1830s
Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum - Stewartstown, Colebrook, NH - Established in 1862
Warner House - 150 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire -

New Jersey
Hermitage - Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey
Bainbridge House - Princeton, New Jersey
Montclair Historical Society - Montclair, New Jersey -
Historic Speedwell - 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, New Jersey -
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ -
Ford Mansion and Museum - 6 Court St., Morristown, NJ,
Schuyler-Hamilton House - 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown, N J -
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm - Kahdena Rd., Morristown, N J
Macculloch Hall Historic Museum - 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown, NJ
Walt Whitman House - 328 Mickle Blvd., Camden, New Jersey
Physick Estate - 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ - c.1879
Cape May Lighthouse - Cape May, New Jersey - built in 1859
Absecon Lighthouse - Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ - c.1857

New Mexico

New York
Smithtown Historical Society - Smithtown, New York -
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - New York, New York
Merchant - New York, New York
Huguenot Historical Society - New Paltz, New York
Huntington Historical Society - Huntington, New York
Shelter Island Historical Society - Shelter Island, New York
Roberson Museum and Science Center - Binghamton, New York
Walt Whitman Birthplace - Huntington Station, New York
Harriet Tubman Home - Albany, New York
Fenton History Center-Museum - Jamestown, New York
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society - Port Washington, New Y
Oneida Community Mansion House - Oneida, New York 13421 -
Louis Armstrong House - Flushing, New York 11367 -
Jacqueline Wildau Pastiche - New York, New York 10025 -
Historical House Trust of New York City - New York, NY 10021 -

North Carolina
Tryon Palace Historic Sites - New Bern, North Carolina
Charlotte Museum & Hezekiah Alexander Home - Charlotte, NC
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission - Albemarle, NC
Historic Carson House - Old Fort, North Carolina
Bellamy Mansion Museum - Wilmington, North Carolina
North Dakota
Custer House - Mandan, North Dakota
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site - Medora, North Dakota
Oberlin Heritage Center/O.H.I.O. - Oberlin, Ohio -
Robbins Hunter Museum - Granville, Ohio -
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Fremont, Ohio -
Malabar Farm State Park - Lucas, Ohio
William Holmes McGuffey Museum - Oxford, Ohio
Taft Museum of Art - Cincinnati, Ohio
Overholser Mansion - 405 Northwest 15th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
Harn Homestead - 313 N.E. 16th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
Troutdale Historical Society - Troutdale, Oregon
Heritage Investment Program - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sutton-Ditz House Museum - Clarion, Pennsylvania
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -
James Buchanan Foundation - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Frick Art & Historical Center - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Marian Anderson Historical Society - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum - 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island - a 45-room English stye manor house,
Coggeshall Farm Museum - Colt State Park, Bristol, RI - a living historical farm set on 40 acres
Smith's Castle - 55 Richard Smith Drive, Wickford, Rhode Island -
The Breakers - 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI -
John Brown House Museum - 52 Power Street, Providence, RI - 1788
South Carolina
Kaminski House Museum - Georgetown, South Carolina -
Aiken-Rhett - Charleston, South Carolina
Nathaniel Russell House - Charleston, South Carolina -
Middleton Place (Charleston, South Carolina) a National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation
Drayton Hall (Charleston, South Carolina) built in 1738

South Dakota

Matthews Opera House - Spearfish, South Dakota - 1906 opera house
Pettigrew Home & Museum - 131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD -
Ingalls Homestead Laura's Living Prairie - 20812 Homestead Road , De Smet, South Dakota - Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote of her Little House stories
Rocky Mount Museum - Piney Flats, Tennessee -
Bristol Historical Association - Bristol, Tennessee -
James K. Polk Ancestral Home - Columbia, Tennessee -
Sam Rayburn House - Bonham, Texas -
Fulton Mansion State Historical Park - Fulton, Texas
McFaddin-Ward House - Beaumont, Texas
Heritage Farmstead Museum - Plano, Texas
Historic Waco Foundation - Waco, Texas
Log Cabin Village - Fort Worth, Texas
League City - League City, Texas
  Beehive House - 67 E. S. Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah - built in 1854
Peery's Egyptian Theater - 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah -
Capitol Theatre - 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah - this historic landmark is the home of Ballet West, Utah Opera
This is the Place State Park - 2601 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah - historic village exhibiting pioneer life in the mid 1800's;

The Old Stone House Museum - Brownington, Vermont
Maymont House - 1700 Hampton St., Richmond, Virginia
Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center - Newport News, Virginia
 Kerr Place - Onancock, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Belle Grove Plantation - Middletown, Virginia
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society - Onancock, Virginia
James Madison's Montpelier - Montpelier Station, Virginia
Wilton House Museum - Richmond, Virginia -
Colonial Williamsburg - 102 Information Center Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia - the world’s largest living history museum
Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House - 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, Virginia - Martha Washington's granddaughter's home
Claude Moor Colonial Farm at Turkey Run - 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia - the world of an 18th Century family living on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War.
Ann Starrett Mansion - Port Townsend, Washington - WA (1889)

West Virginia
Berkeley Castle- Highway 9W, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - constructed as a private residence in 1885 by Samuel Taylor Suit, President of the Washington and Chesapeake Railroad. Washington socialites were entertained lavishly at the castle which included Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B Hayes as its guests. The Castle is a replica of the Berkeley Caste in England
Smoot Theater - 215 5th Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia - The Smoot, originally built (1926) as a vaudeville house, was purchased by Warner Brothers in 1930, and for the next 56 years, was used primarily for movies.

Hearthstone Historic House Museum - Appleton, Wisconsin

Laramie Plains Museum - Laramie, Wyoming



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