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Historical Shelters

Galveston Historical Foundation Launches Virtual Historic Home Tour

By Amy Puchaty | May 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Need something to break up the boredom? Why not take a tour of Galveston’s most historic homes! That’s right, the Galveston Historical Foundation’s (GHF) Annual Historic Homes Tour is still on, despite the pandemic. And this year it’s virtual! The best part? The tour will have exceptional haunts you can enjoy right from your laptop, […]

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This Sausalito Houseboat Lets You Own A Piece of Literary History

By Elaine Raffel | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on This Sausalito Houseboat Lets You Own A Piece of Literary History

Fans of author Shel Silverstein’s children’s books are in for a rare treat: the opportunity to own a piece of literary history. His house boat is listed for $783,000.

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Historic, Quaint New Braintree Is a Sampler Come To Life

By Bethany Erickson | April 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Historic, Quaint New Braintree Is a Sampler Come To Life

We don’t know much about the first person to own this week’s historical shelter, other than Elias Hall built his house in the town center of New Braintree, Massachusetts, and just steps from both of his stores.  Hall’s home was built in 1783, just about 30 years after the town was officially incorporated and several […]

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Own a Colonial Tavern in Purchase, New York

By Bethany Erickson | April 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Own a Colonial Tavern in Purchase, New York

While we’ll never know for sure, one could certainly imagine Revolutionary War soldiers – and colonial townspeople – mingling around and in what was known as the Purchase Tavern, built in 1770. After all, the hamlet that is part Harrison, New York, was the site of several skirmishes and battles, including  And it was home […]

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Live Beach Adjacent – and Privately – in Virginia Beach

By Bethany Erickson | March 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Live Beach Adjacent – and Privately – in Virginia Beach

Often a spring break and summer vacation spot, Virginia Beach has a rich history that dates back to Jamestown – but our historical shelter this week isn’t quite that old. Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is part of a swath of cities that make up the Hampton Roads region. […]

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Gettysburg Historical Home Walking Distance to Dining, Shopping

By Bethany Erickson | March 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Gettysburg Historical Home Walking Distance to Dining, Shopping

When Jacob Culp bought the plot of land in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that became the site of his blacksmith shop, he might not have envisioned that eventually, his heirs would build a home on it in 1892, near the town’s Methodist church. And he definitely likely didn’t envision that the house would be listed in 2020, […]

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