When I was a little kid, my parents used to drag me to the living-history museum and private foundation, Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
My mom made me dress up in homemade, period-appropriate attire you would see in the late 1600s and, to my horror, made me go out in public.
Although I was embarrassed and uncomfortable in my colonial dress, the actors and tour guides somehow managed to get my 10-year-old self interested in the history Colonial Williamsburg had to offer.
The reconstructed Governor’s Palace, the Capitol, and even the Courthouse were so beautiful and almost otherworldly.
Across the pond, in the heart of London’s East End, sits an old mansion with an incredible history of its own.
The sprawling residence was built in 1741 and has since been painstakingly restored by its owners to allow people to catch a glimpse into what life was like over 250 years ago.
If you’re a fan of history, scroll down to see the unique and odd rooms that have miraculously survived over time, and let us know what you think in the comments!