Here are several LGBTQ historic residences that you can visit now

FILE-American politician and Gay rights activist Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978) poses outside his shop, Castro Camera in San Francisco, California in December 1975. (Photo by Janet Fries/Getty Images)

As the nation commemorates Pride Month, several historical LGBTQ places are now available to visit. 

These locations were home to some well-known pioneers from the LGBTQ community who contributed to American history. 

Here’s a list of the nine historical residences. 

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9 LGBTQ historic residences

Alice Austen House in Staten Island, New York

FILE-Image of the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, New York. (Getty Images/ Stacy Kay/Contributor)

Photographer Alice Austen lived at the Staten Island home most of her life, and the residence is now a museum of Austen’s influential life and work and hosts temporary exhibitions of female-centric photography, according to the National Park Service. 

The Walt Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey

FILE-American poet Walter Whitman sits in an armchair in the parlor of his home on Mickle Street in Camden, New Jersey, April 1887. (Photo by Graphic House/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Poet Walt Whitman bought the home in 1884. The home was preserved through the years becoming a historic site that welcomes visitors across the globe. 

Pauli Murray Family Home in Durham, North Carolina

Pauli Murray, a civil rights activist and legal scholar, lived in the home where he was raised by his aunt. The Pauli Murray Family Home was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 2016, the Pauli Murray noted. 

Castro Camera and Harvey Milk home in San Francisco, California

FILE-American politician and Gay rights activist Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978) poses outside his shop, Castro Camera in San Francisco, California in December 1975. (Photo by Janet Fries/Getty Images)

Harvey Milk, a gay rights trailblazer and politician, owned Castro Camera, which was also his home and campaign headquarters, and a space for members of the gay community in San Francisco. The retail store and home were later recognized as a city landmark, per

Steuben Memorial State Historic Site in Remsen, New York

Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben received land from the state of New York in 1786 for his wartime service. According to the National Park Service, the National German-American Alliance built a statue of the general, back in 1915, in what is now Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The monument honored Steuben during a time of anti-German sentiment in America.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill in Hyde Park, New York

FILE-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 -1962) American author, lecturer, ambassador, social activist and wife of the 32nd President Franklin D Roosevelt. A representative to the United Nations, she is listening through headphones during a conference at the tem

Future President Franklin D. Roosevelt bought the Val-Kill home in 1911. Years later, future First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt built a home called Stone Cottage on the property.  Eleanor later remodeled a former factory into Val-Kill Cottage, which would become her permanent home after FDR died in 1945.

The Langston Hughes House in New York

FILE-Langston Hughes House plaque in Harlem, New York on AUG 04, 2011. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Langston Hughes, a writer and social activist who helped lead the Harlem Renaissance, moved to the home in 1947, where he lived and worked.  The Langston Hughes House is privately owned and hosts tours sometimes. Public access is limited, mainly for scheduled events, according to Langston Hughes

Albert Cashier House in Saunemin, Illinois

 Albert Cashier, born Jennie Hodgers, served alongside the men of the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, according to the National Army Museum. Cashier later would live in this one-room house in the little town of Saunemin, Illinois. The home was torn down but historians campaigned to rebuild and restore the property, opening it to the public in 2011.

TOM House in Los Angeles, California

Tom of Finland was a renowned artist who moved to a home in Los Angeles in 1980 and later co-founded the Tom of Finland Foundation at the residence. The home is known for its historic architecture and is a cultural resource in Los Angeles, per the Tom of Finland

What is Pride Month?

The global celebration began with Gay Pride Week in late June 1970, a public celebration that marked the first anniversary of the violent police raid at New York’s Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, the Associated Press reported. 

At a time when LGBTQ+ people largely kept their identity or orientation quiet, the June 28, 1969, raid sparked a series of protests and started the movement for rights.

The first pride week featured marches in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and it has grown ever since. Some events fall outside of June: Tokyo’s Rainbow Pride was in April and Rio de Janeiro has a major event in November.

In 1999, President Bill Clinton declared June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Washington, D.C.