5 Fascinating Homes of Former U.S. Presidents
Everyone knows the most famous presidential home in the United States (hint: it’s white), but where do these fine fellows live when they aren’t leading the country?
We wanted to highlight five of our favorite homes that former U.S. Presidents have lived in at some point in their lives. And, if you’ve ever wanted to live like a President, one of these homes is currently for sale (at time of publication).
The Old House at Peacefield was built in 1731 and was where the Adams family lived for four generations from 1788 to 1927. Now, you can visit the house—and it’s enormous collection of original artifacts–in Quincy, MA, which is right outside of Boston.
Benjamin Harrison and his wife Caroline built this home in 1874-1875. He lived here until he died in 1901, and his family stayed until 1913. The house has had a couple different lives since then as a rental property and a music school dormitory, but was established as a historic site open to the public in the 1960s.
Theodore Roosevelt built Sagamore Hill House on 155 acres of land and lived there from 1885 until his death in 1919. He raised his six children in this home, but it is also where the official notification of his nomination for governor of New York took place, as well as where he accepted the nomination for William McKinley’s vice presidential running mate. On the day before Roosevelt died, he asked his wife, “I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill.”
Warren G. and Florence Harding lived in their Marion, Ohio home from 1891 to 1921. The couple was married in the large front hallway in July 1891. Mrs. Harding willed the home and the bulk of the contents to the Harding Memorial Association and it has been run as a museum since 1926.
Lyndon B. Johnson purchased this ranch a week into his role as President of the United States to serve as a getaway from Washington D.C. LBJ died in 1973, but his wife continued to live at The Texas White House until her death in 2007. The house—along with a small, 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cottage that was built to house the Secret Service—is currently for sale.
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