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Midland, North Carolina

Reed Gold Mine

The first documented commercial gold find in the United States.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clock tower was once topped by a rotating, 20-ton medicine bottle.
Jacksonville, Florida

Chamblin Bookmine

A sprawling maze of used books piled from floor to ceiling.
Oak Park, Illinois

Unity Temple

After an Illinois church was struck by lightning and burned down, Frank Lloyd Wright designed this replacement.
Oak Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

The first home and studio that belonged to the famous architect.
Statesville, North Carolina

Fort Dobbs

North Carolina's only restored fort from the French and Indian War.
Lexington, Virginia

Traveller’s Final Home

The final home of the most famous horse of the American Civil War.
Austinville, Virginia

Shot Tower Historic State Park

This tower was once used to create ammunition for early settlers.
Lexington, Virginia

The Coffee Pot

The oddly shaped, steam-spewing building is now an art studio and gallery.
Lexington, Virginia

The Skin of Little Sorrel

The hide of Stonewall Jackson's equine sidekick is on display not far from where the ashes of his bones are buried.
Lexington, Virginia

University Chapel

This campus chapel is Robert E. Lee's final resting place and a topic of debate about the legacy of the Civil War.
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fort Clinch

Used as a military post in three different engagements, this fort has remained incomplete and unfired upon for nearly 200 years.
St. Augustine, Florida

Dungeon Under the Stairs at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

It's a pretty creepy lock-up.
St. Augustine, Florida

Monson Steps

The site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s arrest as he attempted to have lunch.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
St. Augustine, Florida

Andrew Young Crossing

Bronze footprints mark the path where a civil rights leader tried to march in peaceful protest before being knocked unconscious.
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

One of the oldest, tallest, and most haunted lighthouses in America.
St. Augustine, Florida

González–Álvarez House

Built around 1723, this is the oldest surviving home in the U.S.'s oldest colonial city.
Jacksonville, Florida

Fort Caroline National Memorial

This replica of a 16th-century French settlement memorializes one of the earliest attempts at a European settlement in North America.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

First Official 4th of July Celebration Plaque

This metal disk commemorates the birth of a historic American holiday.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Old Salem Coffee Pot

This roadside attraction has been serving out its fair share of hearty folklore and chaos since 1858.
Asheville, North Carolina

Folk Art Center

A wonderful display of arts and crafts handmade by local artisans in the Southern Appalachians.