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July 2, 2012

13 Historic Homes From Original 13 Colonies


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6 Parker Ln, Essex CT

For sale: $5,500,000

Built: 1750

Originally known as River Colony, Connecticut was another colony primarily established by Puritans. This Essex property for sale contains not just one 18th-century home but three separate houses joined together by an expansive lawn.

Rhode Island

27 Byfield St, Bristol RI

For sale: $545,000

Built: 1790

The smallest of the U.S. states was also one of the first colonies to declare itself independent from British rule. The small but mighty state is home to this Cape Cod-style home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and attached garage.


502 Pilottown Rd, Lewes DE

For sale: $995,000

Built: 1786

Delaware was not only one of the 13 colonies but was also the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. This clapboard-shingled house for sale in "The First State" sits across the street from the water and has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 3,000 square feet of living space.

North Carolina

207 E Water St, Edenton NC

For sale: $929,000

Built: 1775

North Carolina was colonized primarily by Virginians steadily moving southward. This Edenton home for sale is one of the oldest in the area. The updated home has water views from its double porches and bay-facing windows.

South Carolina

32 S Battery St, Charleston SC

For sale: $8,985,000

Built: 1780

Following North Carolina's colonization, explorers migrated farther south down the East Coast, colonizing South Carolina in 1663. This four-story home in Charleston sits in a historically significant area with views of Charleston Harbor.

New Jersey

166 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton NJ

For sale: $7,975,500


Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence - some well known, some not quite as recognizable. While you can't buy Thomas Jefferson's home, another residence owned by a Declaration signer, the Rev. John Witherspoon, is for sale in New Jersey. The Princeton home was built for him and was completely restored and enlarged by its present owners in 1998.

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