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The 300-year-old tree.
Arbutus, Maryland

The Arbutus Oak

The 320-year-old tree that greeted General Lafayette and rerouted an interstate highway.
39.2508, -76.6823
The carousel in summer months
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's only carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
38.8891, -77.0246
Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial.
Whitesville, West Virginia

Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial

A memorial in coal country commemorates the victims of an all-too-preventable mining disaster.
37.9797, -81.5344
Mortar Man
Charleston, West Virginia

Mortar Man

This tiny man looms large over downtown Charleston.
38.3493, -81.6356
Memorial plaque.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Hank Williams Death Monument

A humble plaque marks the site where the country music legend was found dead in his Cadillac.
37.9760, -81.1412
New River Gorge Bridge
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge
38.0683, -81.0833
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
38.7934, -77.0317
View from second story.
Washington, D.C.

Chinatown Barnes Dance

The unique traffic pattern named for an influential urban planner is also known as the Pedestrian Scramble.
38.8997, -77.0221
Close up of the FDR memorial near the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Washington, D.C.

First FDR Memorial

One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.
38.8936, -77.0237
Exterior of the church.
Washington, D.C.

Church of Two Worlds

A Spiritualist house of worship where believers communicate with the dead in the spirit world.
38.9104, -77.0611
Approximate location of the tunnel marked in yellow.
Washington, D.C.

Russian Embassy

The U.S. government's 300-foot spy tunnel under the embassy never quite delivered as promised.
38.9247, -77.0750
The FBI's spy house on Wisconsin Ave. Cameras could be seen in the tinted skylights on the roof.
Washington, D.C.

FBI Spy House

A painfully obvious spy house sits right across the street from the Russian Embassy.
38.9242, -77.0728
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Park Seminary

The remains of a girls' boarding school in arresting decay
39.0120, -77.0565
Young Hunched Skeleton
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln
39.0087, -77.0531
Birdseye view of the National Capital
Washington, D.C.

Babcock Lake Fisheries

The U.S. Fish Commission’s disastrous effort to mass produce carp.
38.8886, -77.0370
Sidewalk Subway Map
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk
40.7247, -73.9996
New York Marble Cemetery
New York, New York

New York Marble Cemetery

A hidden "place of interment for gentlemen."
40.7256, -73.9909
New York City Marble Cemetery
New York, New York

New York City Marble Cemetery

A 19th century burial ground that once held an American president.
40.7246, -73.9889
Exterior of the former Fillmore East.
New York, New York

The Fillmore East

A Yiddish theater turned movie house turned rock and roll landmark turned gay disco turned bank.
40.7277, -73.9887
The wishbones of departed soldiers.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
40.7288, -73.9897
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union
40.7287, -73.9902
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7281, -73.9948
The current building on Bedford Avenue. Photo:
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
40.6729, -73.9539
Wedding on 770
Brooklyn, New York

770 Eastern Parkway

Headquarters of the world's fourth largest Hassidic sect and the first of many "770s" around the world
40.6689, -73.9429