Historic real estate offers glimpse into the past

Take a trip back in time on Realtor.com

Take a journey across the country and back in time: Picture yourself in a five-bedroom, seven-bath, bluff-top home built in 1850 on the outskirts of Boston, or an antebellum manse with 12 fireplaces in downtown Savannah, Ga. Imagine life in a two-terraced, 1860-vintage triplex in downtown Manhattan, or a Gold Rush-era clapboard home in California’s Sierra foothills. Check out an East Texas cotton country bed-and-breakfast with retreat center, and a 7,000-square-foot, 151-year-old gem in the suburbs of Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan.

The homes, which span the country and are listed for sale on Realtor.com, were built more than 150 years ago, between 1850 and 1861. If those walls could talk.