59 Midcentury and Modern Historic Houses to visit across the U.S. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: Pam Kueber • June 23, 2017 Are you planning a road trip this summer? If so… be sure to check out our interactive map of >> 59 Midcentury and Modern historic house museums << all across the U.S. There are even more houses listed in the comments. Related stories Russel Wright’s Manitoga & Dragon Rock: Historic midcentury homes to visit Our Osgood’s Donut Dip Across the Border Adventure Visit a mid-century modern house museum! The Pan Am Experience is ready for takeoff Ad Comments 4 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Get our retrolicious free newsletter. About Pam KueberNow in my 10th year of publishing RetroRenovation.com! Comments Barbara says June 23, 2017 at 9:30 am Oh my, Pamela! This is wonderful info! Me…appreciates this! I will certainly take you up on this!! Barbara! Reply Robin, WA says June 23, 2017 at 9:44 am I would also recommend the tours of the Alphabet Houses in Richland, Washington. The REACH museum does monthly walking/driving tours during the summer. The Alphabet Houses (and most of the town of Richland) were built for the workers at Hanford (part of the Manhattan Project). In an attempt to keep Richland from looking too much like a government town, 26 house plans were designed with each model given a letter of the alphabet. Construction of the town spans 1942 to about 1950. From 1942 to 1956, Richland was a closed community, populated only by Hanford workers. It’s now a normal town, open to anyone. The REACH Museum has a nice exhibit about the Alphabet Houses and it also has a guided driving tour during which you get to ride on an original 1952 bus that served Richland and Hanford. The houses are privately owned, so no interior tours but just seeing the layout of the neighborhoods and the hundreds of remaining homes is well worth it. This is a really fascinating subject that combines community planning history and Cold War history. Might even be worth its own blog post! http://visitthereach.org Reply nutella says June 23, 2017 at 10:44 am Please add the Frank Lloyd Wright tours at Florida Southern College, including the newly opened Usonian house. The site contains the “largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.” http://www.flsouthern.edu/visitors/fllw-visitors.aspx Reply kt2le says June 26, 2017 at 11:10 am Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, which is a first-class museum with a stunningly beautiful collection, added a FLW home that was disassembled, moved, and rebuilt on their grounds a couple years ago. The house and setting are gorgeous and it’s definitely worth touring if in the area. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 1961 version — Reissued! BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.