U.S. Cities With The Most Beautiful Old Houses

1. Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilts and other New York and Philadelphia tycoons used the Gilded Age homes in coastal Rhode Island as summer retreats.

2. Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Visit Alexandria lists 140 monuments related to the nation's first president and charming Georgian- and Federal-style residences on brick streets and cobblestone alleyways.

3. Charleston, South Carolina

Tradd Street has 1700s residences, while the Battery has waterfront palaces. Wandering will reveal important "historic plaques and markers."

4. Savannah, Georgia

The "cobblestone alleyways" and "quaint squares." give it character. Add the city's famed mossy oak trees for a unique romance.

5. St. Augustine, Florida

The architecture that makes St. Augustine one of the most cherished historic cities is protected by a stringent preservation program.

6. Natchez, Mississippi

The city contains nearly 1,000 National Register of Historic Places listings, including over 40 pre-Civil War and Victorian residences and buildings.

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

The Mississippi River city's French Quarter, including Bourbon Street, is its most renowned attraction.

8. Tucson, Arizona

Consider visiting during the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation's Tucson Modernism Week, which includes films, talks, and other activities highlighting this architectural style.

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