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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spruce Hill Bird Sanctuary

Hidden behind West Philadelphia rowhomes is a haven for migratory and local bird species both ordinary and rare.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Daniels

An eerie, decaying ghost town destined to fade into the forest.
Sharpsburg, Maryland

Killiansburg Cave

A cave on the Maryland border where civilians took refuge during the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

True Treats

Time travel with sweets across history at this research-based candy store.
Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Alpine, Texas

Target Marathon

This is probably not the Target you're looking for.
Austin, Texas

Barton Springs

Home to an endangered salamander, a full moon celebration, and a large spring-fed outdoor swimming pool.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
New York, New York

Amiable Child Monument

One of the only single-person private gravesites in New York City.
New York, New York

Second Cemetery of the Congregation Shearith Israel

New York's unstoppable progress turned this cemetery into the smallest burial ground in the city.
Auburn, New York

Fort Hill Cemetery

This former Native American site is the final resting place of Harriet Tubman and other famous historical figures.
Queens, New York

Gottscheer Hall

This Queens beer hall preserves a German culture and language that is all but lost.
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
Portland, Maine

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Its unique collection details the history of the state's svelte railroads.
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

A burial ground of rusting metal grave markers.
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse.
New York, New York

First Shearith Israel Graveyard

Revolutionary War casualties fill the only 17th century structure remaining in Manhattan.
Brooklyn, New York

'The Dinner Party'

This enormous banquet-themed artwork honors over 1,000 notable women throughout history.
New York, New York

Bluestockings Bookstore

New York City's only radical feminist independent bookstore.
Beacon, New York

Ruins of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway

The remains of what was once the world's steepest passenger funicular.
Abiquiu, New Mexico

Penitente Morada of Abiquiú

The building stands within a quiet, postcard-perfect New Mexico village.