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Literary Museums in the United States | Alphabetical List
these 111 museums are catalogued for the first time

Literary museum: home in which an author has lived, worked or is dedicated to him/her and is now opened to the public. We also list some of the major study centers, keepers of original material. You can also consult the list of authors (84) linked to the museum(s). Click on any underlined museum name to access its page. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Fordham: a richly documented museum entry.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
A
Aldrich House, now part of the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
(Literary & Monographic Museum [Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet, novelist and editor - 1836-1907])
American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation, Inc. (The), Lynchburg, Virginia
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
Armstrong Browning Library, Waco, Texas
B
Bayou Folk Museum (The) - Kate Chopin House, Cloutierville, Louisiana
Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Booth-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, California
Burlington County Historical Society, Burlington, New Jersey
C
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Galesburg, Illinois
Casemate Museum, Fort Monroe, Virginia
Cedarmere, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Chemung Valley History Museum, Elmira, New York
Christopher Morley Knothole, Roslyn, New York
E
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Fordham, The Bronx, New York
(Biographical. Historic House, Literary Museum)
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Edwin Arlington Robinson Home - MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
Emily Dickinson Homestead, Amherst, Massachusetts
Ernest Hemingway House Museum, Key West, Florida
Ernest Hemingway Museum, Oak Park, Illinois
Eugene O'Neill Memorial, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, Danville, California
F Falaise, Port Washington, New York
Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth, Massachusetts
Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, Savannah, Georgia
Fruitlands Museums, Harvard, Massachusetts
G
Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site, Rome City, Indiana
H
Hamlin Garland Homestead, West Salem, Wisconsin
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Harriett Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - University of TX, Austin, Texas
Helen Hunt Jackson Home - Colorado Springs Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Helen Keller Birthplace, Tuscumbia, Alabama
Hemingway Birthplace House, Oak Park, Illinois
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (The), Piggott, Arkansas
Herman Melville House - Arrowhead, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, New York
House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts
J
Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, California
Jack London Yukon Cabin, Oakland, California
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
James Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio
James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace and Museum, Greenfield, Indiana
James Whitcomb Riley Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
John Fox, Jr. Museum (The), Big Stone Gap, Virginia
John G. Neihardt State Historique Site, Bancroft, Nebraska
John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace, Haverhill, Massachusetts
John Greenleaf Whittier Home, Amesbury, Massachusetts
John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez, California
John Steinbeck Memorial Museum, Pacific Grove, California
L Laughing Brook Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Hampden, Massachusetts
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc., De Smet, South Dakota
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum, Burr Oak, Iowa
Laura Ingalls Wilder-Rose Wilder Lane Museum & Home, Mansfield, Missouri
Lawrence Ranch & Shrine, San Cristobal, New Mexico
Limberlost State Historic Park, Geneva, Indiana
Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge, Massachusetts
M Malabar Farm State Park-Lucas, Ohio
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site, Cross Creek, Florida
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Stoutsville, Missouri
Mark Twain Home and Museum, Hannibal, Missouri
Mark Twain Memorial, Hartford, Connecticut
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Changes, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Gay House, Decatur, Georgia
Monte Cristo Cottage, New London, Connecticut
N Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
New York Public Library, Pforzheimer Collection (The), New York, New York,
O O. Henry House, San Antonio, Texas
O. Henry Museum, Austin, Texas
Old Manse, Concord, Massachusetts
Orchard House, Concord, Massachusetts
P
Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial (The), Dayton, Ohio
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Marlinton, West Virginia
Pearl S. Buck House (The), Perkasie, Pennsylvania
R
Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, Pennsylvania
Ralph Waldo Emerson House, Concord, Massachusetts
Robert Frost Farm, Derry, New Hampshire
Robert Louis Stevenson House, Monterey, California
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage, Saranac Lake, New York
Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum, Saint Helena, California
Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rowan Oak, University, Mississippi
S
Sarah Orne Jewett House, South Berwick, Maine
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
Sharlot Hall Museum Complex, Prescott, Arizona
Sidney Lanier Cottage, Macon, Georgia
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Museum, Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Sinclair Lewis Museum and Interpretive Center, Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Steinbeck Center Foundation, Salinas, California
Steinbeck House, Salinas, California
Sunnyside National Historic Landmark, Irvington, New York
T
The Mount - Edith Wharton Home, Lenox, Massachusetts
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, New York
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Asheville, North Carolina
Thoreau Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Thornton W. Burgess Museum, Sandwich, Massachusetts
Tower Fine Arts Gallery (SUNY Brockport), Brockport, New York
V
Vachel Lindsay House, Springfield, Illinois
W
Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, Maine
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, Huntington Station, New York
Walt Whitman House, Camden, New Jersey
Weeden House Museum (The), Huntsville, Alabama
Willa Cather Historical Center-Nebraska State Historical Society, Red Cloud, Nebaska
William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, Massachusetts
William H. Prescott House, Boston, Massachusetts
William Holmes McGuffey House and Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Wren's Nest, Atlanta, Georgia
Z
Zane Grey Museum, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania