9 Celebrity Homes You Can Actually Visit Inside and In Real Life
Frank Sinatra’s former home in Palm Springs is $3,700 per night on Airbnb.
The former homes of Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash are now museums.
A replica of Dolly Parton’s childhood home, a two-room log cabin, was built for Dollywood.
You can rent Frank Sinatra’s former house in Palm Springs on Airbnb for $3,700 per night.
The four-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom home was built in 1947 for Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. In addition to memorabilia from Sinatra’s career, the house also includes his original recording studio, though it’s no longer functional, according to the Airbnb Listing.
Johnny Cash’s childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas offers tours.
The Cash family moved to the small ranch-style house in Dyess Colony, a colony established by the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration to support the local economy, in 1934. Johnny Cash lived there from birth until upon obtaining his graduate degree. school in 1950, according to the museum website.
Regular adult admission to the museum is $20.
Graceland, the 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that Elvis Presley once owned, has operated as a museum since 1982.
Presley lived in the two-story mansion from 1957 until his death in 1977, according to the Graceland official website. Built in 1939, it has eight bedrooms and four bathrooms and spans 17,552 square feet, Insider’s Amanda Goh reported.
The second floor remains off-limits, but visitors can wander through the living room, dining room, TV room, and the famous Jungle Room with Polynesian-inspired furniture and a working waterfall on the first floor.
Adult admission to Graceland from $48.
Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee features a replica of her childhood home.
The cabin had no electricity or running water, but Parton fondly remembered her years there in her 1973 song. “My Tennessee mountain home.”
Parton’s brother, Bobby, built the Dollywood replica and his mother, Avie Lee, designed and furnished the interior.
Admission to Dollywood Theme Park costs $89 for an adult ticket.
Paisley Park, Prince’s former home and studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is now a museum and event venue.
Prince sang of an imaginary sanctuary that could provide “deep inner peace” in his 1985 song “Paisley Park.” Construction of the real Paisley Park began the same year and was completed in 1987, according to its official site.
It’s unclear exactly when Prince started living in the 65,000 square foot estate, but it was where he spent his final years before his death at age 57 in 2016, The New Yorker reports.
Today, Paisley Park serves as concert hall, sound stage, museum and recording studio used by artists such as Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Lizzo.
Tickets range from $48 to $160.
Visitors to Judy Garland’s childhood home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota can see artifacts like a pair of ruby slippers she wore as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Only four known pairs of the original Ruby Slippers from the production of “The Wizard of Oz” remain. One of them is on display at the Judy Garland Museum, which opened in 1975. In 2005, the ruby slippers were stolen from the museum. The FBI got them back in a sting operation 13 years later in 2018.
Garland, who was born in 1922, lived at home until age 4, when the family left Grand Rapids and moved to Los Angeles, Architectural Digest reported. Subsequent buyers moved the house twice, and it has stood in its current location since the 1990s. It opened as a museum in 2003.
An adult ticket for the museum costs $12.
The interior of Paul McCartney’s childhood home in Liverpool is only accessible via tours booked by the National Trust, a British charity that preserves historic places.
Iconic Beatles songs such as “I Saw Her Standing There” and “When I’m 64” were written in McCartney’s modest home at 20 Forthlin Road.
According to National Trust websitetours cost £11 (around $13) for National Trust members and £32 (around $38) for non-members.
Tours of John Lennon’s childhood home are also available through the National Trust.
Located at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, the house was known as Mendips after the Mendip Hills in Somerset, according to the New York Times. Lennon moved there when he was 5 after his parents separated in 1946, living with his aunt Mimi and her husband, George, until 1963.
The National Trust tour visits the homes of McCartney and Lennon.
Louis Armstrong’s former home in Queens, New York is now a museum dedicated to his legacy.
The Louis Armstrong Home Museum contains recordings, photos, instruments, letters, awards and other memorabilia from Armstrong’s illustrious jazz career.
He lived there from 1943 until his death in 1971. His wife, Lucille, bequeathed their home to New York City before dying in 1983, according to the museum website. It opened to the public in 2003.
Adult entry costs $15.
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