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Wilmington, North Carolina

Museum of the Bizarre

A curious collection of oddities including a lock of Alexander Hamilton's hair and Harry Houdini's ouija board.
Winnabow, North Carolina

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

From failed port town to Civil War fort, the ruins of this former defense saw their finest day in the television age.
Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

The Rosewell Plantation Ruins

This once-palatial plantation may have been the site where a draft of the Declaration of Independence was written.
Smithfield, Virginia

World’s Oldest Edible Ham

The nearly 120-year-old piece of pork wears a brass collar and was once a man's "pet ham."
Norfolk, Virginia

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

An 83-foot tall granite obelisk honors the legacy of Dr. King in the heart of Norfolk's Black community.
Norfolk, Virginia

'Navigator'

A sculpture made from recycled materials and hand-blown glass dedicated to transportation and transformation.
Youngstown, New York

Old Fort Niagara

This historic fort spans more the 300 years.
Williston, Florida

Blue Grotto

Discover diverse aquatic life and befriend resident turtles at this private diving grotto in north Florida.
Richmond, Virginia

Monumental Church

A church now sits over the site of one of the worst urban disasters of early 19th-century America.
Little Compton, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Red Monument

A tribute to Rhode Island's state bird, a domesticated chicken breed that dominated the 19th-century poultry industry.
Bennington, Vermont

Bennington Centre Cemetery

One of the oldest cemeteries in Vermont is the final resting place of soldiers, politicians, and a famous author.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Sach’s Bridge

This covered bridge was used by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
Yorktown, Virginia

French Cemetery

Mass grave of 50 unidentified French Soldiers who died at the Siege of Yorktown, 1781, that gave victory to the American Revolution.
Suffolk, Virginia

Great Dismal Swamp

An out-of-the-way wildlife haven with a rich and storied past of harboring thousands of fugitive slaves, or "Maroons" during the mid 1800s.
Sydney, Australia

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

A 19th-century perch for spotting sailing ships now boasts one of the most iconic views in the Southern Hemisphere.
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide's Oldest Morris & Co. Stained Glass Window

This may be one of the most valuable Morris & Co. stained glass windows in Australia.
Prague, Czechia

Hunger Wall of Prague

Local folklore claims that this wall was not built for defense, but to provide labor during a time of famine.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Inukshuk'

Made of granite, this is a symbol of the Inuit peoples near water that expresses abundance.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Memorial

This Civil War monument was designed by an eccentric architect and Gettysburg veteran.
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.
Athens, Greece

Petraki Monastery

The oldest standing Byzantine church in Athens is tucked within a monastery in the middle of an upscale shopping district.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Washington, D.C.

Guglielmo Marconi Memorial

Dedicated to the man who created the first radio wave communication system.
Newport, Rhode Island

Queen Anne Square’s “Meeting Room”

Designed to not only to represent the history of the local community but also, the future.