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Alex Haley House And Museum

Henning, Tennessee

The front porch was often the place where young Haley heard the oral accounts of family...
Andalusia Farm

Milledgeville, Georgia

During her productive years as a writer, noted female writer Flannery O'Connor spent most...
Armstrong Browning Library

Waco, Texas

It houses the world's largest collection of books, letters, manuscripts, and memorabilia...
Bok Tower And Gardens

Lake Wales, Florida

In 1921, Edward W. Bok was spending the winter months in the residential mountain lake...
Booker T. Washington National Monument

Hardy, Virginia

Author and orator Booker T. Washington was born in this small plantation, where he...
Cape Cod

Eastham, Massachusetts

Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod...
Carl Sandburg Historic Site

Galesburg, Illinois

Visitors can tour Sandburg's birthplace, followed by a trip to the visitor center next...
Carl Sandburg Home

Flat Rock, North Carolina

The home of America's poet, Carl Sandburg, is quite a baronial estate for an old...
Casa Del Rey

Dorado, Puerto Rico

Constructed as a parador, or inn, about 1823, Casa del Rey, the "King's House,...
Cedarmere

Roslyn Harbor, New York

The natural surrounding provided the perfect backdrop to William Cullen Bryant's writer's...
Dunbar House

Dayton, Ohio

The Dunbar House exhibits his literary treasures, many of his personal items and his...
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Bronx, New York

Edgar Allan Poe spent his final years in the old village of Fordham, living in this tiny...
Edgar Allan Poe House And Museum

West Baltimore, Maryland

The primary item on display is the house itself, the place in which Poe penned his...
Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Richmond, Virginia

The museum features Poe's life and career by documenting his accomplishments with...
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so...
Elizabeth Van Tassel House

Tarrytown, New York

There is no way around this, so we may as well be frank: the location of the Van Tassel...
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace And Museum

Oak Park, Illinois

The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home is a large Victorian home built by his maternal...
Ernest Hemingway Home And Museum

Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway finished the final draft of his masterpiece, "A Farewell to Arms,...
Eudora Welty House

Jackson, Mississippi

Visitors will see Welty's house as she lived in it. The Department of Archives and...
Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, Massachusetts

A National Landmark and Historic District, Fruitlands includes the original farmhouse...
General Lew Wallace Study And Museum

Crawfordsville, Indiana

General Lew Wallace’s study is a separate standing building that was constructed...
Greensboro Historical Museum

Greensboro, North Carolina

Visit the museum and view a vintage moving picture in the Crystal Theatre, listen in on a...
Grumblethorpe

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Built from stone quarried on and oak cut from the Wisters' extensive property, the house...
Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum And Educational Center

Piggott, Arkansas

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas includes a barn...
Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Arrowhead, Melville's home in the Berkshires, influenced him greatly in his writing...
House Of Seven Gables

Salem, Massachusetts

Built in 1668, the House of Seven Gables is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden...
Humanities And Social Science Library

New York, New York

The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle is one of the world's...
Jack London State Historic Park

Glen Ellen, California

The park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the...
James Fenimore Cooper House

Burlington City, New Jersey

Built in 1780, the James Fenimore Cooper House saw the birth of the celebrated American...
James Whitcomb Riley Museum

Indianapolis, Indiana

The house of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley embodies the sophistication of society...
John Fox, Jr. House

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

The house was built in 1888, and is filled with beautiful furnishings and mementos of the...
John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

Bancroft, Nebraska

Nebraska's poet laureate John G. Neihardt called Bancroft, Nebraska home from 1900 to...
John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead

Haverhill, Massachusetts

The Whittier Homestead is an outstanding example of the old New England farm, located on...
John Muir National Historic Site

Martinez, California

Surrounded by almost 9 acres of fruit orchards and 326 acres of oak woodland, the site...
Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Hampden, Massachusetts

Explore Laughing Brook’s 356 acres of woodlands, meadows, and streams along its...
Library Of Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

The State Library, which contains an excellent collection of objects, manuscripts, maps,...
Little Red Lighthouse

New York, New York

Illustrated by Lynd Ward, this tale of the friendship between the tiny beacon and the...
Longfellow National Historic Site

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one...
Malabar Farm

Lucas, Ohio

Inspired by his love of the land, Bromfield restored the rich fertility of the farmlands...
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House And Farm Yard

Hawthorne, Florida

This site was the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the author of many major literary...
Marjory Stoneman Douglas House

Miami, Florida

Author, activist, and Medal of Freedom honoree Marjory Stoneman Douglas lived and worked...
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

Florida, Missouri

Details of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’ remarkable life are interpreted through...
Mark Twain Boyhood Home And Museum

Hannibal, Missouri

Discover how young Samuel Clemens grew up in the small village of Hannibal to become one...
Mark Twain House And Museum

Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House and Museum provides a rich treasury of Twain's triumphs and...
Monroe County Heritage Museum

Monroeville, Alabama

The Old Courthouse Museum houses the headquarters of the Monroe County Heritage Museum, a...
Monte Cristo Cottage

New London, Connecticut

The Monte Cristo Cottage was the only permanent home of Eugene O'Neill from his birth in...
Nashville Public Library

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville's library history can be traced back to 1813, but it was the late 1800s before...
National Road/zane Grey Museum

Norwich, Ohio

This modern museum has three major exhibit areas. First is the National Road, early...
National Steinbeck Center

Salinas, California

In the tradition of John Steinbeck, the center draws its inspiration from the diverse...
Nichols House

Boston, Massachusetts

The museum educates visitors by providing a unique glimpse into domestic life in the...
Noah Webster House

West Hartford, Connecticut

The Noah Webster House, probably built c. 1748, is the restored birthplace and childhood...
O. Henry Museum

Austin, Texas

Known as "the master of the short story," O. Henry lived in this 1886...
Old Dutch Church Of Sleepy Hollow

Tarrytown, New York

Surrounded by (and often confused with) Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the church and its...
Old Manse

Concord, Massachusetts

History fills the walls of the Old Manse, from the house's construction in the 18th...
Orchard House

Concord, Massachusetts

Orchard House was the Alcott family's most permanent home (from 1858 to 1877). Louisa May...
Patriots Park and the André Captors' Monument

Tarrytown, New York

Exactly on the border between Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow and next door to the Warner...
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum (stulting House)

Hillsboro, West Virginia

This house was built by the Stulting family who emigrated from Holland to America in 1847...
Pearl S. Buck House

Perkasie, Pennsylvania

The Pearl S. Buck House, home to the celebrated author and her international family for...
Philipsburg Manor

Tarrytown, New York

Cross the bridge over the river into Philipsburg Manor and step back in time. It's 1750,...
Ralph Waldo Emerson House

Concord, Massachusetts

From this house, Emerson wrote his well known essays, such as Self-Reliance and The...
Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum

St. Helena, California

The Museum's original 800 items have increased to over 9,000 and the collection continues...
Rosenbach Museum And Library

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Museum's treasures include manuscripts for such outstanding literary works as James...
Rowan Oak

Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak was the family home of the Faulkners for over 40 years. Faulkner had been...
Sidney Lanier Cottage

Macon, Georgia

Sidney Lanier was born here at his grandparents' home on February 3, 1842, and tragically...
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

The Sauk Center home provided part of the inspiration for Sinclair's novel Main Street.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Tarrytown, New York

Founded in 1849 as the Tarrytown Cemetery, the town posthumously honored Washington...
Sleepy Hollow Trail

Sleepy Hollow, New York

If you don't mind a little walking, you can easily trace Ichabod Crane's famous ride up...
Tao House Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

Danville, California

One of America's foremost playwrights, Eugene O'Neill, purchased the Tao House in...
Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Street Asheville, North Carolina

Depicted as "Dixieland" in Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel, this historic Old Kentucky...
Thornton W. Burgess Museum

Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Thornton Burgess Museum is located in the Deacon Eldred house on historic Shawme Pond...
Thurber House

Columbus, Ohio

Thurber House is a living history museum in which visitors are invited to sit on the...
Wadsworth Longfellow House

Portland, Maine

Within its walls lived three generations of one remarkable family that made significant...
Walden Pond State Reservation

Concord, Massachusetts

Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847 and his...
Walt Whitman Birthplace And Interpretive Center

West Hills, New York

The house itself was built by Whitman's father and contains nineteenth century...
Walt Whitman House

Camden, New Jersey

Constructed in 1848, this modest wooden-framed structure built in Greek-revival style was...
Washington Irving's Sunnyside

Tarrytown, New York

Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” lived in the...
Waterloo Village

Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village is a completely recreated colonial town and an adjoining Indian Village...
Wayside Inn

Sudbury, Massachusetts

What began as an extension of David Howe's family home in 1716, the Inn has thrived...
Whittier Home

Amesbury, Massachusetts

The Whittier Home was always occupied by the Whittier Family until purchased by the...
William Allen White House

Lyon County, Kansas

Visit the showplace home of William Allen White, nationally known newspaperman and author...
William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Cummington, Massachusetts

Purchased in 1789 by Ebenezer Snell, Bryant's grandfather, the Homestead and its...
William Dean Howells House

St. Augustine, Massachusetts

The famous pioneer of literary realism, William Dean, stayed at this house in the winter...
Wren's Nest

St. Albans, West Virginia

On the front porch of this Queen Anne Victorian home, Joel Chandler Harris penned many of...