Architecture

The Southern Courthouse Square

Lake City, Florida; Pearisburg, Virginia; and Valdosta, Georgia

Why the courthouse square in the South and not a “village green”?

Last Resort: Thomasville’s Booming Resort Era

Thomasville, Georgia

Relatively untouched by the Civil War, this one Georgia town capitalized on their Southern assets to boost a tourism trend that’s not finished yet

4 Ways Thomasville Transforms Tradition

Thomasville, Georgia

A town founded on revolutionizing tradition may seem a non sequitur for some, but for the folks of Thomasville, Georgia, it’s just a way of life

Southern Domesticity: The Development of Homes in the South

Savannah, Georgia, and Gainesville, Florida

Comfortable, practical, and still traditional, the Southern home has come a long way from origins both humble as well as socially ambitious

Beating the Southern Plantation History Odds: Pebble Hill Plantation, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia

Unlike most other antebellum homes, Pebble Hill Plantation has only seen blue skies and sunny weather. It’s like Biltmore, only it’s not a castle and it’s in the piney woods of southwestern Georgia instead of the mountains of North Carolina.

Christmas at an American Castle

Asheville, North Carolina

The Biltmore is unquestionably the closest America has come to a palace, and there’s no time like the holidays to visit this grand home

Christmas in Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

At no other time does Frederick’s hospitality shine as it does during the holiday season—so here are five ways Frederick shines brightly at Christmas

Frightful Frederick: 5 Places to Scare in Maryland’s Most Haunted City

Frederick, Maryland

With a history permeated with both Revolutionary and Civil War tales of bravery and valor, picturesque Frederick hides a darker story or two

The Savannah Architecture of John S. Norris

Savannah, Georgia

He was one of the most important architects of his time, and he hit his stride of greatness when he started building in the South

Earnestine & Hazel’s

Memphis, Tennessee

From pharmacy to café to bordello to bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s many incarnations provide the perfect backdrop for local lore, tall tales, and good old-fashioned ghost stories.

Shining a Light on Yesterday: The Foxfire Museum

Mountain City, Georgia

For all of our progress and advances, there are some things we left behind that might serve us well in our modern society—the folks at Foxfire can tell you what

Of Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation: The University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Think University of Georgia at Athens is #1? You’re right: She beat out every other school by being the first state-supported university in the nation.

Raised on Rice: The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Brunswick, Georgia

Cotton may have become king in the South, but the great rice plantations had a royalty all their own

Meet Mobile

Mobile, Alabama

Far more than its rich past, modern Mobile’s harmonious mix of yesterday and today creates the perfect weekend escape

The Ghost Town of Ellaville

Ellaville, Florida

Once the site of a large, bustling community, a massive commercial enterprise, and the residence of a former governor, Ellaville is now hardly a skeleton of what she used to be

From Athenian Ashes: Georgia Theatre Reborn

Athens, Georgia

When this century-old iconic music destination went up in smoke in 2009, restoration was hopelessly out of reach—until the magic of love and music turned it all around

Coming Home: The T. R. R. Cobb House

Athens, Georgia

At home once again in Athens, this Georgian Greek Revival beauty got lost for a while