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New York, New York

Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.
Portsmouth, Virginia

Lightship Portsmouth Museum

A lightship turned museum, outfitted with artifacts from the vessel's past as part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Remagan Bridge

A piece of the Ludendorff Bridge, also known as Remagan Bridge, calls this military base home.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Treasury Building Column Section

One of the Treasury Building's original columns now sits as a garden monument in the middle of a busy military base.
Chesapeake, Virginia

Great Bridge Lock

This environmental engineering marvel keeps salt water from the Elizabeth River.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Charleston City Jail

Charleston's historic city jail once held everyone from pirates to Civil War POWs.
Fostoria, Ohio

Fostoria Iron Triangle Railpark

Train fans from all over flock to this railroad viewing park where three lines converge.
Columbus, Ohio

Gavel Sculpture

Just outside the Ohio Supreme Court sits a testament to justice.
Boston, Massachusetts

Eliot Public School

A school used as a model for public education across the country.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bell Ringing Chamber at Old North Church

The oldest working bell set in North America, the bells at Old North Church sat silent for their first four years in Massachusetts.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Great Brinks Robbery

This parking garage was the site of what was - at the time - the largest cash robbery in history.
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
Boston, Massachusetts

Tomb of the Mather Family

The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

Urine Deflectors of Fleet Street

One of the few remaining examples of 19th-century London’s attempt to clean up its reputation.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Corbin, Kentucky

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

The first KFC is on the National Register of Historic Places.
London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'A Drama in Time'

Neon artworks light up this dark Edinburgh tunnel.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a citizen uprising that led to a gruesome act of mob justice.