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Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Tide Lock Park

Long buried under the 20th-century landscape, this lift lock of the Alexandria Canal is the lone remnant of an ambitious early American transportation project.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Fountain

The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station

Built in 1945, this historic train station has a new lease on life with its baggage area serving as an event space.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Don Knotts Statue

The actor best known for slapstick comedy is memorialized in his home town.
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.
Washington, D.C.

James C. Dent House

Now a living classroom, this house was once the home of Reverend James Clinton Dent, a formerly enslaved man and a pastor.
Washington, D.C.

Harewood Lodge

One of the first Second Empire-style buildings constructed in North America.
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Toys of Eros

This stimulating sex toy museum is sure to arouse the interest of its visitors.
Mexico City, Mexico

Parque Masayoshi Ohira (Masayoshi Ohira Park)

This Japanese-inspired park showcases the city's peculiar trends for naming features after foreign rulers.
Arlington, Virginia

Mary Randolph Gravesite

Recorded as the first person buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Arlington, Virginia

Lockerbie Memorial Cairn

A gift from Scotland to the United States in memory of the 270 lives lost when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie due to a terrorist bombing.
Washington, D.C.

Mary Church Terrell House

The former home of the woman who successfully fought to integrate restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Arlington, Virginia

Abner Doubleday Gravesite

Though his role as the inventor of baseball may be up for debate, fans still festoon Doubleday's grave with baseballs.
Winchester, Virginia

Old Town Spring

A natural spring situated on the grounds of the Hawthorne estate.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Jefferson Rock

This shale formation along the Appalachian Trail once inspired the third president of the United States.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church

Built in the 1850s, this church was of the first five churches constructed in Harper's Ferry.
Washington, D.C.

Florida Avenue Grill

The world's oldest soul food restaurant is also one of its best.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Tripoli Monument

The oldest military monument in the United States.
Arlington, Virginia

McKee Grave

In what is rumored to be an intentional act of spite, this memorial almost completely obscures the nearby grave of a senior officer.
Washington, D.C.

Evans-Tibbs House

The former home of Lillian Evans Tibbs and her grandson, Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., whose prodigious contributions to music and art spanned over 90 years.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Remains of Hell Point

Just outside the Naval Academy, Hell Point is a historical marker that could easily be the point where failed students wait for the bus.
Thurmont, Maryland

Roddy Road Covered Bridge

The smallest covered bridge in Maryland.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors Alex Haley's groundbreaking family story.
Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

This building at the south end of the boardwalk was once home to the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard before being rescued itself.