Southern Historic Sites

Old House Journal

Southern charm extends to these historic homes, museums, plantations, and hotels. A guide to some of our favorite Southern historic sites.

Grass Lawn—so iconic that it graces the City of Gulfport’s official logo—stands once again along the town’s beachfront.

Rebuilding a Historic Mississippi Plantation

Many buildings have risen along the Mississippi coast since Hurricane Katrina landed its punch in 2005. But very few embody the Spanish-moss-and-mint-julep spirit of the Old South quite like Grass Lawn, a stately Greek Revival home with an airy two-story galerie that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.

Various Victorian styles are apparent in the handsome brick houses.

A Tour of Old Louisville

Who knew that Louisville has the largest number of contiguous Victorian-era houses in the United States? Walking down the streets of the city’s historic districts, you’ll be amazed at the number of turrets. Comprising 1,200 acres within 48 square blocks, and home to more than 17,000 residents, Old Louisville is an unequalled oasis of 19th-century domestic architecture.

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