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Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere
42.3638, -71.0537
The Hecht Company Warehouse saw prosperous days throughout the 1950s. (Library of Congress)
Washington, District of Columbia

Hecht Company Warehouse

Art deco landmark on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.
38.9150, -76.9839
The former columns of the U.S. Capitol date from 1829. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Washington, District of Columbia

National Capitol Columns

Our country's Capitol's former columns still stand
38.9104, -76.9676
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators
38.8959, -77.0715
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning
42.3663, -71.0546
One of Paul Revere's bells though not his first
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of Boston's First Bell

The first bell ever cast in Boston was cast by Paul Revere...and sounded terrible
42.3637, -71.0537
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering
42.3600, -71.0562
This painting depicts the early protests and anti-government sentiment among New England colonists
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location
42.3640, -71.0534
The angels surround the organ in the Old North Church balcony.
Boston, Massachusetts

Gruchy's Angels

Stolen goods adorn the organ at Old North Church
42.3665, -71.0545
Vents that let the odors of the crypt escape into the streets of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Ancient Crypt

1100 souls found their resting place in the basement of Old North Church
42.3665, -71.0543
Very narrow stairwell leading up to the ringing chamber
Cambridge, 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
42.3664, -71.0546
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did
48.8614, 2.3933
Washington, District of Columbia

Owney the Postal Dog

The traveling postal dog covered 48 states and more than 140,000 miles in his lifetime, and lives on as taxidermy patched up with a rabbits foot and a pigs ear
38.8975, -77.0083
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain
35.1427, -90.0518
The stairs at night
Washington, District of Columbia

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist
38.9055, -77.0702
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, District of Columbia

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece
38.9311, -77.0716
Hatch Show Print at dusk
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs
36.1582, -86.7768
Washington, District of Columbia

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot
38.8879, -77.0200
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

Wild beach ponies who go for a swim each year, and the legend of a buried 18th century ship
38.2275, -75.1458
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Corolla, North Carolina

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Beautiful Gothic-inspired lighthouse stands out among the run-of-the-mill striped fare on Bodies Island
36.3763, -75.8306
"World's First Cone Machine" still in operation
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

Iconic, old-fashioned carhop restaurant that gave the world the waffle cone
36.8662, -76.2848
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster
21.8853, -159.4938
Washington, District of Columbia

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace
38.8975, -76.9947
Coco Palms Resort
Kapaa, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

Kaua'i's very first resort is now an abandoned relic
22.0498, -159.3353