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House Museums

A great way to learn about historic architecture is through house museums, which are windows to past architectural styles of note. If you’re interested in visiting historic house museums, or just want to learn a little bit more about their architecture, you’ve come to the right place.

5 House Museum Kitchens to Visit

Thumbnail image for 5 House Museum Kitchens to Visit When you're trying to replicate period details in your kitchen, house museums offer a wealth of sleuthing opportunities.
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7 Arts & Crafts Fireplaces to Visit

Thumbnail image for 7 Arts & Crafts Fireplaces to Visit Get a dose of restoration inspiration from these fireplaces at iconic Arts & Crafts house museums and hotels.
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7 Greek Revival House Museums

Thumbnail image for 7 Greek Revival House Museums Looking for inspiration to restore your Greek Revival house? Find it at one of these house museums.
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Boston’s Old-House Treasures

Thumbnail image for Boston’s Old-House Treasures A local shares his favorite buildings from three centuries of history.
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Colonial History at Strawbery Banke Museum

Thumbnail image for Colonial History at Strawbery Banke Museum Get immersed in colonial life at New Hampshire's Strawbery Banke Museum.
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Eye-Opening Wallpaper Designs

Thumbnail image for Eye-Opening Wallpaper Designs At the Farmers’ Museum, the Jonas More House, built in 1818 in Roxbury, New York, reveals the exuberance of early wallpaper patterns.
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Finding James Madison’s Montpelier

Thumbnail image for Finding James Madison’s Montpelier A world-class sleuthing effort has gone into restoring James Madison's beloved house. The result is one of the best unmuddlings in recent history.
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Home Sweet House Museum

Thumbnail image for Home Sweet House Museum In the face of declining revenue, house museums find new uses for their sites.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Thumbnail image for Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a replica of a 15th-century Venetian-style palazzo, presents a collection of art in a personal and intimate setting.
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Juxtaposition at the Edsel Ford House

Thumbnail image for Juxtaposition at the Edsel Ford House Old English and Streamline Moderne décor coexist under the same roof at the home of automaker Edsel Ford.
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Medieval Garden Inspiration from The Cloisters

Thumbnail image for Medieval Garden Inspiration from The Cloisters Discover the secrets of a serene medieval garden, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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The Parson Fisher House Museum

Thumbnail image for The Parson Fisher House Museum Designed and built by the brilliant Jonathan Fisher in 1814, this Downeast Maine house, a museum for more than 50 years, survives remarkably intact.
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Visiting Historic Salem, Massachusetts

Thumbnail image for Visiting Historic Salem, Massachusetts Explore this small city's architectural gems.
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