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Taos Pueblo: Taos, NM
Taos Pueblo: Taos, NM

Taos Pueblo is an ancient pueblo belonging to a tribe of Pueblo Native American people and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At approximately 1,000 years old, the pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the U.S.

Richard Sparrow House: Plymouth, MA
Richard Sparrow House: Plymouth, MA

The Richard Sparrow House was constructed around 1640 by Sparrow, an English surveyor, who settled in Massachusetts in 1636. Now operated as a museum and art gallery, the historic building is the oldest surviving house in Plymouth and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Wyckoff House: Brooklyn, NY
Wyckoff House: Brooklyn, NY

The Wyckoff House was one of the first structures built by settlers arriving on Long Island, NY. It is estimated to have been constructed in 1652 and is the oldest surviving Dutch saltbox frame house in the U.S.

Acoma Pueblo: Cibola County, NM
Acoma Pueblo: Cibola County, NM

Acoma Pueblo is a Native American pueblo built by the now federally-recognized Acoma Pueblo tribe. The Acoma have continuously occupied the historical land for over 800 years, making the area one of the oldest continuously-inhabited communities in the U.S.

Loomis Homestead: Windsor, CT
Loomis Homestead: Windsor, CT

The Loomis Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut was built in 1640 by English settler Joseph Loomis who arrived in America in 1638. The Loomis Homestead is one of the oldest surviving timber-frame houses in the U.S. and sits adjacent to the Loomis Chaffee School.

Jamestown Church: Jamestown, VA
Jamestown Church: Jamestown, VA

Construction on Jamestown Church began in 1639 and is one of the original buildings constructed by the settlers of the original thirteen colonies that were to become the United States. The church is now part of Jamestown National Historic Site, owned by Preservation Virginia.

Henry Whitfield House: Guilfort, CT
Henry Whitfield House: Guilfort, CT

The Henry Whitfield House dates back to 1639, being been built just prior to the town of Guilford being settled. The Henry Whitfield House is the oldest stone-construction house in New England and the single oldest house in Connecticut.

Nothnagle Log House: Gibbstown, NJ
Nothnagle Log House: Gibbstown, NJ

Also referred to as the Braman-Nothnagle Log House, the C. A. Nothnagle Log House is one of the oldest surviving log homes in the U.S. Completed in 1643, the cabin was fastened together with hardwood pegs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Humphrey House: Swampscott, MA
John Humphrey House: Swampscott, MA

The John Humphrey House is currently a museum owned by the Swampscott Historical Society. Constructed in 1637, the house was built with a secret hidden room on the second floor in case the family had to hide from an Indian attack.

Broad Bay Manor: Virginia Beach, VA
Broad Bay Manor: Virginia Beach, VA

Broad Bay Manor looks out over Broad Bay and was constructed on the site of a land grant issued to Thomas Allen in 1655. The manner was rumored to have hosted parties serving alcohol during America's prohibition period.

Palace of the Governors: Santa Fe, NM
Palace of the Governors: Santa Fe, NM

The Palace of the Governors is an adobe structure that has served as the seat of the New Mexico government for centuries and is the oldest continuously working public building in the U.S. It had long been held that newly appointed governor of the Spanish territory, which covered most of the American Southwest, Pedro de Peralta started construction on the Palace of the Governors in 1610. However, new research suggests that construction didn't begin until 1618.

Fort Frederick Apartments, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Fort Frederick Apartments, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Fairbanks House: Dedham, MA
Fairbanks House: Dedham, MA

The Fairbanks House has been verified by dendrochronology testing as the oldest timber-frame house in America. Puritan colonist Jonathan Fairebanke built the legendary farmhouse for his family in 1641.

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