Victorian Travel Ideas


Love Historic Homes and Architecture? Travel destinations for the Victorian Home Enthusiast!

If you are like most Old House people your idea of a vacation is, what else, looking at old houses. In this section we will discuss places to go and things to see.

There are of course the major destinations such as Charleston SC, known for its Federal and French Colonial architecture, Charleston has its share of Victorian Architecure as well. As you get further in from the historic battery you will find "newer" architecture of the Victorian era.

http://www.charleston.com/

While in the "low country" I would recomend going North up to Summerville SC and even a day trip to Columbia SC which is a great area for antiquing without paying that "tourist" price!

 

NEW ORLEANS: The French quarter is pretty much back up to speed. The hurricane was not friendly to the many creole cottages outside the quarter. The architecture is wonderful and worth the trip.

http://www.neworleans.com/   If you are looking for antiques you will pay the price but dealers seem to be willing to haggle more so than in the past. Beware of Architectural Salvage and buy ONLY IF the dealer can prove  ownership.                                                                                                                                  

St Joseph Missouri, Located North of Kansas City is a remarkable town filled with Victorian Era High End Architecture. Restoration minded people have come from all across the country to restore some of the grandest mansions in the midwest. There is still alot to do but the city is slowly on its way back! The birthplace to the Pony Express this was once a major center of commerce and its architecture shows it. Numerous Historic disticts, many museums and just 20 miles north of Kansas City   http://www.stjomo.com/. Some very nice B&B's as well.

 

Other places of interest: These are various destinations with architecture:

http://www.historicpierre.com/

http://www.oldnorthside.org/

http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/homepage2549/index.htm

http://historicneighborhoods.net/

http://www.historicholland.org/

http://www.montford.org/

http://www.lafayettesquare.org/

 

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