Looking into another person’s life is inevitably fascinating — especially when that person is a celebrity. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people love to visit historic celebrity homes that now serve as museums or (yes) even places to crash.
Well-known figures across the globe have graced us with a physical reminder of their legacies — from Elvis Presley, whose oddball Tennessee mansion is fit for a King; to Mickey Rooney, whose Topanga Canyon oasis can now be rented on Airbnb; to Prince, whose Minnesota estate offers visitors exclusive access to one-of-a-kind memorabilia. More interested in Claude Monet, Johnny Cash, Sigmund Freud or Albert Einstein? They, too, have homes you can visit.
Not only are these spots filled with memories, but they are also places where we can create our own — while honoring the pioneers who shaped the course of human history.