This is thought to be the home where the playwright was born, but even if it wasn’t—subsequent adoration of the writer has colored judgment—it’s a good, if heavily restored, example of an upscale Elizabethan house. The locals didn’t care for it much until P. T. Barnum tried to buy it and ship it, stone for stone, over to America, and suddenly, it became a national treasure. Admission there includes entry to two other historic homes, Hall’s Croft and Nash’s House, both associated with the Bard’s descendants and valued mostly for their Tudor aesthetic.