Historic Places

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A look at some of the historic places around the country where you can see stunning historic homes and prime examples of period architectural styles.

SEE ALSO: Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

Hotel Boulderado, stained-glass atrium

Historic Hotel Boulderado

Learn more about the historic Hotel Boulderado in one of Colorado's most beloved towns.

old house Ghost stories

Our 10 Best Old-House Ghost Stories

Collecting old-house ghost stories from our readers is a long-running tradition at OHJ.

Memphis Storybook English-Tudor Home

Memphis, Tennessee

In the storied city of Memphis, Tennessee, a defiantly beautiful neighborhood is not to be missed.

murals by artist Joy Christensen

Meet History in St. Louis

Architecture and neighborhoods in the gateway to the West.

Pope Leighey House

A Moment with Paul Edmondson

We sit down with president & CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Fairmount District house

Texas Bungalow Neighborhoods

Arts & Crafts-era historic streetcar neighborhoods, Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas.

antique tavern table

A Visit to Pigeon Inn

Owners steeped in Colonial-period history finish the restoration of a 1760 house that served as an inn during the Revolutionary War.

Rosedale house

Historic Rosedale

The restoration of Rosedale, an antebellum villa.

Clermont Colonial house

Beautiful Columbia County

This area redolent of history is two hours north of New York City.

The Seth Peterson Cottage, Frank Lloyd Wright

Stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright House

We show you how to spend the night in a Frank Lloyd Wright house.

The patriotic Little Corner Store represents a more recent period: rationing during World War II.

Colonial History at Strawbery Banke Museum

This living history museum is the heart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire's historic city center.

white clapboard façade of the Clifton Inn

Historic Retreats: Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia

Just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Clifton Inn captures the true spirit of Federal-era hospitality.

Roycroft Inn & Campus

The Roycroft Inn & Campus

The Arts and Crafts community, its architecture and its output, continue to inspire at the Roycroft Inn and Campus.

Owners Hall Cannon and Miles Refo revived Sir Heaton Rhodes’ “Daffodil Day” tradition of inviting the public to view the lodge and grounds during peak blooming season.

Historic Retreats: New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge

Architecturally speaking, there’s not much that can compete with the majestic natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. But Otahuna Lodge, a seven-room luxury hotel set amidst the rocky hills south of Christchurch, is a prime contender.

The Palmer House’s lobby

Historic Retreats: The Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

To understand why the Palmer House is so special, you need only enter the lobby.

Old-house ghost stories

Old-House Ghost Stories

Interested in a few old-house ghost stories?

The Story Inn, historic hotel

10 Haunted Historic Hotels

Catch a few winks with the spirit world by checking into one of these historic hotels where reports of paranormal activity abound.

forest oaks

Historic House: The Inn at Forest Oaks

Resident owners share the wealth to afford their dream house, The Inn at Forest Oaks.

man on ladder

The Right Ladder

One of the oldest tools ever invented, a ladder is an old-house essential. To be safe, choose one that suits the job and is sturdy enough.

The hotel's façade was gutted and covered with a brick wall during one remodel; restoring it meant replicating original window trim.

Historic Retreats: The Heidelberg Hotel in Baton Rouge

Hidden architectural gems and custom designs restore the character of an iconic 1920s political hangout.

Hotel Ponce de Leon (now part of Flagler College), designed by Thomas Hastings in 1887, historic places

Finding Old Florida

Once upon a time, long before glittering Miami Vice skyscrapers and Disney fantasies scrawled their signature across the state, there was a whole other Florida.

The shoreline and the town of Ephraim.

Exploring Door County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s sweetest vacation destination is a 75-mile-long peninsula that shelters Green Bay from the main body of Lake Michigan.

Savannah, Georgia

Ghostly Historic District Tours

These 8 walking tours scattered across the country will give you a glimpse into the paranormal past of some classic historic neighborhoods.

The 1877 Elissa, the official Tall Ship of the state of Texas, came to call in Galveston in the 1880s.

Exploring Historic Galveston, Texas

Since 1528, Galveston has reinvented itself repeatedly. It has flown five flags and was briefly a national capital.

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