Without the misfortune of dying right before the Declaration of Independence, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) would be considered one of our country’s most prominent founding fathers. He was elected president of the First and Second Continental Congress, before dying of a stroke while dining with Thomas Jefferson. His home, expanded and modified over the intervening decades, still stands in Colonial Williamsburg. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, this historic house museum is one of a kind and well worth a visit. It’s not everyday you can walk the same floors as one of our country’s founding fathers.