Explore the many Historic Hotels of America that either played a significant role in the Civil War or have paid tribute to that period in history in some way.
Originally built in 1852, the landmark Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa is located in Mobile's revitalized downtown, situated near the riverfront and Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center
For more than 165 years, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Spa & Golf Club has served guests with true Southern hospitality.
As the only surviving hotel in Selma's downtown historic district, the St. James Hotel has witnessed much of the dramatic history that has played out in this picturesque Southern city. Built in 1837 atop the banks of the Alabama River, it was a home-away-from-home for visiting plantation owners, business men and even occasional travelers of less illustrious repute.
Perched on a majestic bluff overlooking the sweeping Pacific Ocean, The Pierpont Inn & Spa is a romantic Ventura Beach landmark on the charming California coast. Constructed in 1910, this historic hotel was the brain child of Joesphine Pierpont when the Pacific Coast Highway became a popular trail to explore the Western coastline. Pierpont commissioned famous architect Sumner P. Hunt to design a Craftsman-style bungalow inn that would later become The Pierpont Inn & Spa that stands today.
This Victorian mansion in the heart of Washington, D.C. is the only inn in the nation's capital to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Initially built as two separate townhomes, this boutique hotel offers modern comforts in a historic setting. Each of the 54 guest rooms is decorated with period furnishings and some have Italian marble fireplaces.
The Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. The Willard epitomizes world-class hospitality as the hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political elite.
The Mulberry Inn speaks both the grand hotel tradition of genteel Southern charm and also meets travelers' business and personal needs by offering comfortable suites with dataports, voice mail, and coffeemakers, and providing after-work relaxation in the swimming pool, hot tub, and exercise room.
The Eldridge Hotel is Lawrence's most luxurious hotel. Located in the heart of exciting downtown Lawrence, the hotel is surrounded by many shops, galleries, dining and entertainment venues. Built in 1926, The Eldridge is one of four hotels to occupy the current site dating back to 1856 when it originally opened as the Free State Hotel.
The South’s most magnificent remaining antebellum mansion, Nottoway Plantation splendidly overlooks the Great Mississippi River, and continues to entice visitors, from near and far, to take a step back in time to the days of glory and grandeur. With a natural backdrop of colorful gardens and two hundred-year-old oaks, Nottoway is the ultimate blend of Southern history and hospitality, and an exceptional choice.
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
The Gettysburg Hotel has a tradition of hospitality that dates to 1797, when James Scott first opened his tavern. In the summer of 1863, the hotel played witness to one of the seminal events in American history as Union and Confederate troops swarmed over the small town of Gettysburg during a pivotal and bloody three-day battle. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address at the Wills House, just steps away from the hotel.
Cork Factory Hotel was once the home of a 19th century cork manufacturing giant. After lying abandoned for several years, the historic site was converted into a luxury boutique hotel, restaurant, and event facility.
Upon opening in 1925, The Westin Poinsett was deemed "Carolina's Finest," ushering in a tradition of luxury and service that now exceeds 85 years. Located in the heart of downtown Greenville on Main Street, the elegant 12-story hotel has been renovated to its original grandeur, worthy of early notable guests.
The General Morgan Inn and Conference Center, a historic hotel in Tennessee, takes its name from the Confederate leader whose daring raids into the upper Midwest terrorized the Union Army during the Civil War.
Boasting the opulence of the American Victorian era, the American Queen Steamboat offers a truly unique way to explore the diverse American landscape along mighty rivers. The largest steamboat ever built, this magnificent triumph of American ingenuity affords authentic 19th century elements throughout the staterooms and interior, reminiscent of a time of leisurely and romantic travel.
Historian David Cohn once wrote, “The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel… If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby… ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta…” Truly, in the minds of many, The Peabody is Memphis.
Originally built in 1832 as a private residence by a Virginia General, The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa has seen many different uses. From a private residence, it evolved into a finishing school for young ladies. When the armies of the Civil War battled in and around Abingdon, the building served as a hospital for wounded soldiers, and romantic stories of nurses and soldiers still endure to this day. After the Civil War, The Martha became a women's college, and today it is an elegant hotel, paying homage to its gracious Southern roots and enduring historic legacy.
In a city as steeped in history as Charlottesville, Virginia—home to U.S. presidents, witness of the ravages of the Civil War and the burgeoning Virginia wine industry—it’s a significant achievement for an inn to rise in prominence. The Blue Ridge Mountain locale of the Boar’s Head Inn would be enough to qualify such distinction, but this remarkable 573-acre property compliments the fresh mountain air and stunning scenery with gracious hospitality, gourmet cuisine and a sense of the past that doesn’t sacrifice a single modern amenity.
The classic Georgian Revival architecture of the Mimslyn Inn rises gracefully from the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley. The warmth and charm of the Mimslyn have been welcoming guests since 1931. The inn is in close proximity to all of the area’s signature attractions, including the spectacular Luray Caverns. Purchased in 2005 by the Asam family, the Mimslyn has undergone an intensive, year-long renovation.
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