Who Slept Here:
Tracking Washington, Roosevelt, JFK, Judy Garland, and the Babe to Name a Few
from Zillow Blog
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, honor, 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.
Click on the Gallery to see a few homes whose claim to fame relies on who spent a night there.