Looking for an event space with some built-in character? How about a former rabbit factory—or a former jail? Yes, those are both on our list of historic venues with fascinating histories, which also includes a theater dating back to the 1700s, one of the first churches built by freed slaves, a century-old bank vault, and even musician Prince’s former home. (If those walls could talk…) Today, these spaces have been transformed into popular spots for events, meetings, and gatherings of all types; scroll down to see some of our favorites.
12 Historic Event Venues with Fascinating Histories
Looking for a space with some historic charm? Check out these spots around the U.S. and Canada, which include a former jail, a century-old bank vault, one of the first churches built by freed slaves, and even Prince's house.
The Beekman | New York
Photo: Courtesy of The Beekman
Houdini Estate | Los Angeles
Photo: Courtesy of Houdini Estate
Paisley Park | Chanhassen, Minn.
Photo: Courtesy of Paisley Park
The Bell Tower | Nashville
Photo: Glenai Gilbert Photography
One King West Hotel & Residence | Toronto
Photo: Courtesy of One King West Hotel & Residence
The Liberty Hotel | Boston
Photo: Dom Miguel
Alfred I. Dupont Building | Miami
Photo: Courtesy of Alfred I. Dupont Building
Capitale | New York
Photo: Jasper Sky Photographers
Artscape Wychwood Barns | Toronto
Photo: Garrison McArthur Photographers
All Season Brewing | Los Angeles
Photo: Wonho Frank Lee
The Ravington | Centerton, Ark.
Photo: Corrie Childers Photography
The Booking House | Manheim, Penn.
Photo: Morgan Made Photography
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