Historic House Museums

Historic house museum is a house turned into a museum. Furnishing in house may be displayed in a same way as it was when the house was used. Historic house museum is also known as a “memory museum” which means that a part of its purpose is to revive memories of people who lived in the house and a memory on them. House is often decorated with belongings of the people that lived in the house. That amplifies authenticity of the historic house museum.

Hearst Castle Museum

United States have many historic house museums. Here are some of them:

  • Rosson House Museum Phoenix, Arizona
  • Peel Mansion and Heritage Gardens Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Scotty's Castle Death Valley, California
  • Knox House Museum El Cajon, California
  • Lake County Stone House Hidden Valley Lake, California
  • Heritage Square Museum Los Angeles, California
  • William S. Hart Park and Museum Newhall, California
  • Lott Home in Sank Park Oroville, California
  • Dutra Museum of Dredging Rio Vista, California
  • Hearst Castle San Simeon, California
  • McAllister House Museum Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Molly Brown House Museum Denver, Colorado
  • Byers-Evans House Museum Denver, Colorado
  • Mark Twain House Hartford, Connecticut
  • The Glebe House & The Gertrude Jeckyll Garden Woodbury, Connecticut
  • Dumbarton House Georgetown, Washington, Dist. of Col.
  • Meridian House Washington, Dist. of Col.
  • White-Meyer House Washington, Dist. of Col.
  • Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
  • Washington, Dist. of Col.
  • Historic Stranahan House Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • The Hills & Dales Estate LaGrange, Georgia
  • Hay House Macon, Georgia
  • Isaiah Davenport House Museum Savannah, Georgia
  • Owens-Thomas House Savannah, Georgia
  • Pebble Hill Plantation Thomasville, Georgia
  • Lyman Mission House Hilo, Hawaii
  • Bryant Cottage State Historic Site Bement, Illinois
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Chicago, Illinois
  • Glessner House Museum Chicago, Illinois
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Chicago, Illinois
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Chicago, Illinois
  • Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site Ellis Grove, Illinois
  • Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site Galena, Illinois
  • Carl Sandburg Home State Historic Site Galesburg, Illinois
  • Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden Geneva, Illinois
  • B. Harley Bradley House Kankakee, Illinois
  • Mayslake Peabody Estate Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Farnsworth House Plano, Illinois
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum Rockford, Illinois
  • Dana-Thomas House Springfield, Illinois
  • Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site Springfield, Illinois
  • Engh Farm--Sycamore History Museum Sycamore, Illinois
  • The Cuneo Museum Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Veraestau Aurora, Indiana
  • Huddleston Farmhouse Cambridge City, Indiana
  • Lane Place Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Ruthmere Elkhart, Indiana
  • Morris-Buttler House Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Howard County Museum Kokomo, Indiana
  • Copsholm South Bend, Indiana
  • Salisbury House & Gardens Des Moines, Iowa
  • The Lebold Mansion Abilene, Kansas
  • Warkentin House Newton, Kansas
  • Hermann-Grima Historic House New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Gallier House New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Edgar Degas Foundation New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Longue View House and Gardens New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oak Alley Plantation Vacherie, Louisiana
  • Skolfield-Whittier House Brunswick, Maine
  • Hammond-Harwood House Annapolis, Maryland
  • Mount Harmon Plantation Earleville, Maryland
  • Sotterley Plantation Hollywood, Maryland
  • Poplar Hill Mansion Salisbury, Maryland
  • The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens Amherst, Massachusetts
  • The Nichols House Museum Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Gibson House Museum Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Paul Rever House Boston, Massachusetts