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Frederick, Maryland

George Wildrick House

An amazing example of Federal-period architecture, truly unique to this region of the state.
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia’s Hidden Chemical Hearth

Hidden for 165 years inside a building designed by Thomas Jefferson are the remains of what may be America's first educational chemistry lab.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia's Seven Society

The story behind the mysterious symbol painted in front of the historic university's famous Rotunda.
Berryville, Virginia

Josephine School Community Museum

A renovated schoolhouse that highlights the history of Clarke County's Black community.
Hagerstown, Maryland

Historic Wilson Bridge

Once damaged by Hurricane Agnes, this bridge is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Berkeley Springs Castle

A wealthy widow lived the high life in this Gilded Age country house.
Unger, West Virginia

Farnham Colossi

Winding country roads in eastern West Virginia lead to an extraordinary place populated by fiberglass giants.
Millwood, Virginia

Burwell-Morgan Mill

Little has changed in the way that this mill operates since the 18th-century.
Gaithersburg, Maryland

DeSellum Family Cemetery

This small cemetery remains hidden behind a recreation center.
Jersey City, New Jersey

White Mana Diner

This unassuming retro burger joint was billed as “diner of the future” at the 1939 World's Fair.
Jersey City, New Jersey

JSQ Lounge

Prank calls to this place, originally the "Tube Bar," inspired the creation of a Simpsons character.
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
Monroe, New York

Kiryas Joel

Adherence to strict Jewish laws is required to enter this ultra-conservative New York village.
McLean, Virginia

Burling Cabin Site

The local community brought back this land to transform it into a nature preserve.
Washington, D.C.

Sharpshooter's Tree

A diminutive plaque recalls the treetop sniper who almost killed Abe Lincoln.
Washington, D.C.

Catacombs of Washington, D.C.

Franciscan monks created a facsimile of the Holy Land for North Americans who couldn’t afford the trip overseas.
Washington, D.C.

C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
Brussels, Belgium

Everard t'Serclaes Monument

A shining memorial to a Belgian hero is said to bring luck to anyone who touches it.
Asheville, North Carolina

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar.
Lorton, Virginia

Barrel Arch Bridge

This unique structure is the only one of its kind in Virginia.
Brussels, Belgium

Garderobe Manneken Pis

Belgium’s famous peeing statue has worn many hats (and coats, and pants), which are on display at this small museum.
Fort Washington, Maryland

Remains of Truxton Circle Fountain

Remains of a historic fountain that was mysteriously lost in the demolition of a D.C. traffic circle.