Often historic houses and their gardens have aesthetic value and, as a community resource, can be a green oasis in a town or community, providing a space to relax, and hold events.

The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1792, and over the next eight years a construction team comprised of both enslaved and freed African Americans and European immigrants built the Aquia Creek sandstone structure.

It was coated with lime-based whitewash in 1798, producing a color that gave rise to its famous nickname.

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. In the face of widespread opposition in the American colonies, Parliament enacts the Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed to raise revenue for British military operations in America.

Collectively the National Trust owns and manages nearly 280 heritage properties Australia-wide, with about 180 open to the public, and Sydney Living Museums in New South Wales has a further 12 sites which are open to the public.

These properties include historic gaols and police stations, an aviation complex, railway stations, retail outlets, places of worship, inns, as well as houses ranging from modest workers cottages to grand mansions.

Historic houses range from some of the earliest colonial buildings, both private and public, many of them built and sometimes owned by convicts, or by the landed gentry, through to modernist icons like Rose Seidler House, built in 1948–50.

In addition, there are historic towns such as Guildford in Western Australia which is regarded as one of the most historic towns in Australia.

Welcome to CIRCA, a site specially crafted for all the wonderful old house lovers and dreamers out there.

Do you walk around wishing you could fix up every fixer-upper, restore every bygone-looking home, and salvage every old door and mantel? CIRCA is a curated historic house marketplace showcasing the most beautiful old homes for sale all across the country.

Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War (1754-63) and Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763-64) were costly affairs for Great Britain, and...