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Sharpsburg, Maryland

Killiansburg Cave

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

O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

True Treats

Time travel with sweets across history at this research-based candy store.
Washington, D.C.

Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields

Railroad officials in the early 1900s sought to spare travelers the sight of Roman soldiers’ private parts.
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Washington, D.C.

Ben's Chili Bowl Mural

A gorgeous mural outside a beloved D.C. restaurant pays homage to famous Black Americans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New York, New York

Staple Street Skybridge

Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.
Boonsboro, Maryland

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Bizarre Cavern.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulane’s Mardi Gras Bead Tree

After the parade, students throw their beads on the tree hoping for good luck on exams.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Moriarty Monument

The tallest monument in a historic New Orleans cemetery was prompted by romance and dash of pettiness.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Eighteen miniature death-scene dioramas.
Washington, D.C.

Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octopus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.