Got a case of wanderlust? We don’t blame you. Travel to historic places around the country without leaving your desk. Old houses demand a lot of attention (and once you’ve completed an arduous project, you naturally want to spend as much time as possible basking in the glow of your achievement), but sometimes it’s good to get out of the house and seek inspiration on the road. Check out these journeys to six very different (but very historic) places. They just might inspire your next vacation…or your next project. We also show you where to find the best ghostly historic district tours.
Historic Cooperstown: Students of history, art, and architecture will be immersed in Cooperstown.
Exploring Historic Galveston: Since 1528, Galveston has reinvented itself repeatedly. It has flown five flags and was briefly a national capital.
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.
Historic Coastal Village: Things to do and see in Mystic, Connecticut.
Explore the Door: Wisconsin’s sweetest vacation destination is a 75-mile-long peninsula that shelters Green Bay from the main body of Lake Michigan.
A Southern Town, Northern Style: Need a New England fix? The tiny village of St. Michaels, Maryland, with its winding streets lined with Saltboxes and Capes, its blocks of quaint shops, pubs, and restaurants, and its thriving shipbuilding yard, is the perfect destination.
Explore Old Haunts
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.