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Elkton, Maryland

The Beehive: Elk Creek's Preservation Society

A rural colonial settlement that contains the remains of a store and cooper.
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Brinton 1704 House

Descendants of this colonial Pennsylvania family still travel from far and wide to visit the 300-year-old home of their Quaker ancestors.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Christian Sanderson Museum

An unusual and eclectic collection of local historical memorabilia.
Wilmington, Delaware

Ebright Azimuth

The highest point in Delaware is located under a trailer so this marker across the street will have to do.
Wilmington, Delaware

Rothschild Patent Model Collection

This collection of odd proofs of concept is like taking a walk through the imagination of a Victorian engineer.
Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur

A blend of art, antiquities, and Americana fill this museum, surrounded by whimsical, enchanting gardens.
Wilmington, Delaware

Marian Coffin Gardens

Enchanting gardens surround a derelict mansion, all hidden in plain sight behind a stone wall.
Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

This local gem houses the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of the U.K.
Wilmington, Delaware

The Crying Giant

This weeping, 10-foot-tall sculpture was a maquette for a 9/11 memorial.
Wilmington, Delaware

Corporation Trust Center

A drab two-story office space in Delaware is a hidden tax haven for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and over half the Fortune 500 companies.
Wilmington, Delaware

Hendrickson House Museum

One of the oldest surviving Swedish-American homes in the United States.
Newark, Delaware

Grave of Thomas Ogle

The tombstone of the founder of the lost town of Ogletown is now stuck inside a traffic median.
Baltimore, Maryland

Grove of Remembrance

This grove was planted more than a century ago by the War Mothers of World War I.
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities

Fiji mermaids, mummified remains, and recreated cryptids are among the morbid oddities at this Baltimore museum.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nuclear Ship Savannah

America's first nuclear-powered merchant ship is now a time warp to the atomic age.
Baltimore, Maryland

Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard

Ship skeletons haunt Baltimore's waterways.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fort Armistead

An eerie, abandoned military base engulfed by nature and graffiti is now home to a local park.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Tripoli Monument

The oldest military monument in the United States.
Annapolis, Maryland

U.S.S. Agerholm Model

This 16-foot, intricately detailed model of the Gearing-class destroyer has been called the most detailed model ship ever built.
Washington, D.C.

Congressional Garbage Tunnel

The tunnel under the Capitol Building where Congress takes out its trash.
Dayton, Virginia

Mole Hill

One of the last active volcanoes on the Eastern seaboard.
Quicksburg, Virginia

American Celebration on Parade

An enormous warehouse filled with parade floats collected from over 50 years of patriotic celebrations.
Front Royal, Virginia

Front Royal Quartermaster Remount Depot

These buildings are a poignant reminder of the thousands of horses and mules who passed through this area of the Shenandoah Valley on their way to war.