FAME SLEPT HERE: 13 Homes With Celebrity Power That Are Currently For Sale

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Move over, George Washington.When it comes to real estate listings that tout celebrities “who slept here,” the first president of the United States will have to share that bed, er, honour, with Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Judy Garland, Ernest Hemingway and Susan B. Anthony, to name a few.

But it’s Washington who may hold the record for the number of places that claim the founding father allegedly caught some shut-eye.

After all, the eastern seaboard is littered with homes, inns, taverns, lighthouses and hot springs where the well-traveled Washington was said to have slept in his quest to “present himself to the citizens of the shaky new union,” according to Smithsonian Magazine.

And, if you haven’t noticed, “George Washington Slept Here” is the biggest real estate cliché this side of “location, location, location.”

In a casual survey of homes for sale across the U.S., it turns out Washington is not the only presidential name drop. Public land preservationist Teddy Roosevelt also stars in a bevy of real estate listings, as do presidents John F. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush and William McKinley.

And then there’s the Babe, Judy and Papa. Let’s take a look at real estate listings that offer some celebrity pop.

George Washington stayed in this Mount Jackson home

Teddy Roosevelt was a frequent guest of this Huntington, NY house

Roosevelt stayed in this Tamworth, NH lodge, too

Al Capone hid out here

Yorkville, IL
9065 Van Emmon Rd, Yorkville, IL 60560
For Sale: $239,900

Located about an hour west of Chicago, on the Fox River in Yorkville, IL, this cabin was reportedly one of the Chicago mobster's gin mills during the Prohibition. Or, so the listing says.

The first floor is built log cabin-style and the second story was added later. The home is listed on the Yorkville real estate market for $239,900 and it looks like a perfect place to kayak, canoe, fish, set up an easel and imagine Capone's meanderings about the property.

Al Capone stayed here during the Prohibition era

The Great Bambino stayed in this Shelter Island house

Former President George H. W. Bush use to spend summers here in South Carolina

Barnwell, SC
Duncannon Plantation -- 728 Duncannon Rd., Barnwell, SC 29812
For Sale: $3,250,000

In South Carolina, Duncannon Plantation was once owned by George Herbert Walker, maternal grandfather to the 41st President and great-grandfather to Bush 43.

The $3.25M listing comes with a 1802 southern mansion that includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 10 gas fireplaces on 900-plus acres.There is also a 2-bedroom, 2-bath caretaker's cottage in the rear with two fireplaces.

During his 1980 presidential run, George H.W. Bush made campaign speeches referring to Duncannon Plantation, including remembrances of plane landings in the yard.

The property is now listed on the Barnwell real estate market for $3,250,000, which is a far cry from the Barnwell median home listings of $97,500.

John F. Kennedy stayed at this Florida lodge

Babe Ruth has stayed at this Marshfield, Mass. lodge

Judy Garland received medical treatment at this Georgetown, Mass. house

Georgetown, MA
222 W. Main St. Georgetown, MA 01833
For Sale: $515,000

Judy Garland's road to stardom was sadly marked with a stay at this home, which was formerly owned by a doctor from nearby Baldpate hospital. He was one of many doctors who treated the tragic star who battled depression and addiction.

The 1900s home has original hardwood floors and custom built-ins and features 5 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The 2,287-sq ft home is listed on the Georgetown real estate market for $515,000 where median Georgetown home values are currently $347,000.

Ernest Hemingway stayed at this Miami estate

Miami, FL
13123 SW 64 Ct. Miami, FL 33156
For Sale: $2,999,999

This enormous 9,565-sq ft mansion on the Pinecrest real estate market within Miami was formerly owned by Spanish aristocrats and where great American author Ernest Hemingway was said to have been a guest. Perhaps the zebra rug is a perfect ode to Papa, who was a great outdoorsman and fisherman. Median Pinecrest home values are currently $568,400.

Susan B. Anthony stayed at this Hampden, ME house

Hampden, ME
154 Main St. Hampden ME 04444
For Sale: $245,000

Built in 1880, the Gilbert Mansion in the heart of Hampden hosted the abolitionist and women's rights' activist, who hails from New England. The 5,554-sq ft mansion has 8 beds and 2 baths and looks almost intact from its creation in 1880. It is listed on the Hampden real estate market for $245,000, where median Hampden home values are currently $172,600.

Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan have all stayed here

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