Friday, April 27, 2018

Literary Travel - US Literary Landmarks


This post is a long list of literary landmarks in the United States that I have been maintaining for my own travel and thought the rest of the internet might be interested as I have yet to see a comprehensive site with all this information.  I will continue to add to and edit this list as time goes on

Included in the list are places that tie back to an author or book such as a childhood home, statue, or museum.

A * signifies if I have visited the location.

Alabama 
Monroeville
    Harper Lee - Monroe County Museum - To Kill A Mockingbird
    Truman Capote - Truman Capote Historical Marker
Montgomery
    F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Fitzgerald Museum - Tender Is The Night
    Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald - The Fitzgerald Museum - Save Me The Waltz
Alaska
Arizona
Payson
    Zane Grey - Zane Grey Cabin & Museum
Arkansas
Piggott
    Ernest Hemingway - Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center
California
Big Sur
    Henry Miller - Henry Miller Memorial Library
Carmel
    Robinson Jeffers - Tor House
Danville
    Eugene O'Neill - Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site - The Iceman Cometh
Glen Ellen
    Jack London - Jack London State Historic Park
Martinez
    John Muir - John Muir National Historic Site
Salinas
    John Steinbeck - National Steinbeck Center
San Francisco
    Jack Kerouac - The Beat Museum
St. Helena
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Colorado
Colorado Springs
    Helen Hunt Jackson - Helen Hunt Jackson Pioneers Museum
Denver
    Jack Kerouac - My Brother's Bar
    Neal Cassady - My Brother's Bar
Connecticut
Hartford
    Harriet Beecher Stowe - The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    Mark Twain - The Mark Twain House & Museum -  The Adventures of  Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer
New London
    Eugene O'Neill - Monte Cristo Cottage - The Count of Monte Cristo
West Harford
    Noah Webster - Noah Webster House
Delaware
Florida
Cross Creek
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Daytona Beach
    Stephen Crane - Stephen Crane House
Key West
    Ernest Hemingway - The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Vero Beach
    Laura Riding Jackson - Laura Riding Jackson Foundation
Georgia
Atlanta
    Alice Walker - The Alice Walker Literary Society
    Joel Chandler - The Wren's Nest
    Margaret Mitchell - Margaret Mitchell House - Gone With The Wind
Columbus
    Carson McCullers - McCullers Center - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Macon
    Sidney Lanier - Sidney Lanier Cottage
Milledgeville
    Flannery O'Connor - Andalusia Home of Flannery O'Connor
Savannah
   *Flannery O'Connor - Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home
Hawaii
Haiku
    M.S. Merwin - M.S. Merwin Conservancy
Idaho
Hailey
    Ezra Pound - Ezra Pound House
Illinois
Chicago
    Upton Sinclair - Union Stockyard Gate - The Jungle
Galesburg
    Carl Sandburg - Carl Sandburg State Historic Site
Springfield
    Vachel Lindsay - Vachel Lindsay Home
Indiana
Indianapolis
    James Whitcomb Riley - James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
    Kurt Vonnegut - Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library
Miller Beach
    Nelson Algren - Nelson Algren Museum
Oak Park
    Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Museum
Rome City
    Gene Stratton-Porter - The Gene-Stratton Porter Historic Site
Iowa
Iowa City
    Kurt Vonnegut - Kurt Vonnegut House - Slaughterhouse Five
Kansas
Independence
Lawrence
    Langston Hughes - Langston Hughes Lawrence
Wamego
    L. Frank Baum - Oz Museum - Oz, the complete collection
Kentucky
Guthrie
    Robert Penn Warren - Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Louisville
    Hunter S. Thompson - Hunter S. Thompson Childhood Home
Louisiana
New Orleans
    Francis Parkinson Keyes - The Beauregard-Keyes House & Garden Museum
    Ernest Hemingway - Hotel Monteleone & Carousel Bar & Lounge
    William Faulkner - Hotel Monteleone & Carousel Bar & Lounge
    William Faulkner - William Faulkner House
Maine
Bangor
   *Stephen King - Stephen King House and entire town of Bangor
Portland
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Wadsworth-Longfellow House
South Berwick
Sarah Orne Jewett - Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum - Deephaven
Maryland
Baltimore
    Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe Grave
Massachusetts
Amherst 
    Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson Museum
    Eric Carle - Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Boston
    Anne Sexton - Forest Hills Cemetery
    Charles Dickens - Omni Parker House - A Christmas Carol
    Edgar Allan Poe - The Poe Statue
    Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath Childhood Home 
Cambridge
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Longfellow House
    Julia Child  - Julia Child's House - Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Concord
   *Henry David Thoreau - Walden Pond State Reservation  & Thoreau's Cabin Site - Walden and        The Maine Woods
   *Henry David Thoreau - Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Author's Ridge
    Henry David Thoreau - Thoreau Farm
   *Louisa May Alcott - The Wayside
    *Louisa May Alcott -  Orchard House  - Little Women
   *Louisa May Alcott - Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Author's Ridge
   *Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Wayside
   *Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Old Manse
   *Nathaniel Hawthorne - Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Author's Ridge
   *Ralph Waldo Emerson - The Old Manse - Nature & Selected Essays
   *Ralph Waldo Emerson - Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Author's Ridge
Haverhill
    John Greenleaf Whittier - Whittier Birthplace
Lenox
    Edith Wharton - The Mount  - The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome
Lowell
    Jack Kerouac - Jack Kerouac Grave
Pittsfield
    Herman Melville - Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Salem
    Nathaniel Hawthorne - The House of Seven Gables - The House Of Seven Gables
Springfield
    Dr. Seuss - Seuss in Springfield
Yarmouth Port
    Edward Gorey - The Edward Gorey House
Michigan
Saginaw
    Theodore Roethke - Theodore Roethke Museum

Minnesota
Sauk Centre
    Sinclair Lewis - Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
St. Paul
    F. Scott Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald in St. Paul
Walnut Grove
    Laura Ingalls Wilder - Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Mississippi
Clarksdale
    Tennessee Williams - Clarksdale Historic District & Clark House
Columbus
    Tennessee Williams - Tennessee Williams Welcome Center
Cummington
    William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Jackson
    Eudora Welty - The Eudora Welty House
    Margaret Walker - Margaret Walker Center
New Albany
    William Faulkner - Union County Heritage Museum
Oxford
    William Faulkner - Rowan Oak Home of William Faulkner
Missouri
Hannibal
    Mark Twain - The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Mansfield
    Laura Ingalls Wilder - Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum
St. Louis
    Kate Chopin - Kate Chopin House
    William S. Burroughs - William S. Burroughs Childhood Home
Montana
Nebraska
Bancroft
    John G. Neihardt - The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Red Cloud
    Willa Cather - Willa Cather House
Nevada
New Hampshire
Cornish
    JD Salinger - JD Salinger House
Derry
    Robert Frost - Robert Frost Farm
New Jersey
Asbury Park
    Stephen Crane - The Stephen Crane House
Long Branch
    Dorothy Parker - Birthplace
New Mexico
New York
Austerlitz
    Edna St. Vincent Millay - Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop
Brooklyn
    Truman Capote - Truman Capote Apartment
Chittenago
    L. Frank Baum - All Things Oz Historical Foundation
Huntington Station
    Walt Whitman - Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
New York
   *Dorothy Parker - The Algonquin Hotel 
    Edgar Allan Poe - Poe Park
    Herman Melville - Woodlawn Cemetery
Pocantico Hills
    Washington Irving - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Sleepy Hollow 
    Washington Irving - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
West Park
    John Burroughs - Slabsides
North Carolina
Asheville
    Thomas Wolfe - The Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Flat Rock
    Carl Sandburg - Carl Sandburg Home
North Dakota
Ohio
Cincinatti
    Harriet Beecher Stowe - Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Columbus
    James Thurber - Thurber House
Dayton
    Paul Laurence Dunbar - Paul Laurence Dunbar House
Oklahoma
Sallisaw
    Sequoyah - Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
Tahlequah
    Will Rogers - Will Rogers Museum
Oregan
McMinnville
    Beverly Cleary - Walking with Ramona Tour
Portland
    Beverly Cleary - Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden
Pennsylvania
Perkasie
    Pearl S Buck - Pearl S Buck House
Philadelphia
    Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site - Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems
Pittsburgh
    Gertrude Stein - Gertrude Stein House
Shillington
    John Updike - The John Updike Childhood Home
Rhode Island
Providence
    HP Lovecraft - Lovecraft Arts & Sciences
South Carolina
Beafort
    Pat Conroy - Pat Conroy Literary Center
South Dakota
De Smet
    Laura Ingalls Wilder - Ingalls Homestead
Tennessee
Henning
    Alex Haley - Alex Haley Museum
Texas
Austin
    O. Henry - O. Henry Museum
Kyle
    Katherine Anne Porter - The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
Utah
Vermont
North Bennington
    Shirley Jackson - Shirley Jackson Homes
Virginia
Richmond
    Edgar Allan Poe - The Poe Museum
Washington
Washington DC
Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
West Virginia
Hillsboro
    Pearl S Buck - Pearl S Buck Birthplace
Wisconsin
West Salem
Hamlin Garland - Hamlin Garland Homestead
Wyoming

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