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16 famous buildings in the American South: Take an architectural tour

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

From historic churches to modern marvels, these 16 famous buildings in the American South make for a great tour around a diverse region.

From historic sites and houses of worship to new marvels of commerce and entertainment, riding around the South for some building spotting is a good way to pass some travel time during the pandemic.

Most of the buildings are still open to the public for inside tours, with Covid-19 safety precautions and limitations in place.

It's open with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.

Opened: 2004 | Use: Museum and research | Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Opened: 1909-10 | Use: Former private mansion open to public | Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Opened: 1971 | Use: Theme park centerpiece | Location: Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

Open with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Opened: 1868 | Use: Former private home open to public | Location: Savannah, Georgia

Open for reserved tours with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Opened: 1975 | Use: Sports and entertainment venue | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

The aquarium is open with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.

Opened: 1934 | Uses: Private home, museum | Location: Tupelo, Mississippi

Opened: 1895 | Uses: Private chateau, public tours | Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore House is open with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.

Opened: 1956 | Use: Offices | Location: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Wright actually dusted off an old design for a New York City apartment building that was never built.

It's open for small tours and reserved guided tours with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Opened: 1838 | Use: House of worship | Location: Charleston, South Carolina

The church is open for worship services with Covid-19 safety measures in place and the exterior is a popular stop on Charleston walking tours.

Opened: 1892 | Uses: Religious hall, entertainment venue | Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Tours are open with Covid-19 safety protocols in place and shows with limited capacity have resumed in the auditorium.

Opened: 1755 | Uses: Catholic mission, military compound, tourist attraction | Location: San Antonio, Texas

If you study it, you can see how the main building at the Alamo compound in downtown San Antonio looks more like a church than a traditional military fort.

It's open with Covid-19 safety measures in place.

Opened: 1770 | Uses: Private home, historical museum | Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

The home and grounds are open with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Opened: 1913 | Use: Luxury resort hotel | Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

The brilliantly white facade -- with its Neoclassical influence and memorable columned porticoes -- earned it the moniker "The Old White. " It has hundreds of rooms and during World War II, the building was taken over by the federal government for use as a hospital.

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