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58 upcoming events in 23 cities.

From Brooklyn, New York to Morocco, and beyond.

Jul
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Aug
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Brooklyn, New York

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
Aug 16
Chicago, Illinois

Can You Pickle It?

An interactive experiment in pickling produce plus a 101 on pickling and canning inside an urban farm!
Polar Bar.
Aug 16
Seattle, Washington

Parlor Games at Polar Bar

Tour this Seattle landmark that's on the National Register of Historic Places, before retiring to the atmospheric Polar Bar, where you'll learn a vintage card game.
Gernman actress Hedwig Reicher portraying "Columbia" in front of the Treasury Building.
Aug 18
Washington, D.C., United States

Following in the Footsteps of Suffragists

Join author Rebecca Boggs Roberts as we retrace the path of the famed 1913 Suffragists March.
MotoArt.
Aug 18
Torrance, California

Aviation Creation

From desert discovery to reclaimed materials, explore MotoArt—a company that transforms decommissioned airplanes into fashionable, functional art.
Stained glass adorns the mausoleums inside.
Aug 19
Chicago, IL

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Take a stroll through history in Chicago's largest cemetery.
The Chapel of Radiance.
Aug 19
Altadena, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Wind your way though a labyrinth of crypts and niches, a corridor with ceilings depicting scenes from the Bible, and hallways illuminated by beautiful stained glass.
Beverly Hills.
Aug 19
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
Along The Astonishing Architecture Boat Tour.
Aug 21
Chicago, Illinois

The Astonishing Architecture Boat Tour

Atlas Obscura presents a very special twist on Chicago's beloved architecture boat tours, revealing the unknown tales hidden inside the city's most famous landmarks and locations.
Shane Confectionery interior.
Aug 22
Philadelphia

A Sweet Peek Inside Shane Confectionery

A tour and dig through the archives of the oldest continuously run confectionery in the United States.
A meal aboard the International Space Station.
Aug 22
Washington, D.C., United States

(G)astro on Tap

Join Astronomy on Tap for food talks that are out of this world.
Sunset at Kingsland Wildflowers.
Aug 23
Brooklyn, New York

Kingsland Wildflowers Sunset Ecology Tour

Toast to the sunset as you tour the thriving meadows spanning a rooftop in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods and learn its ecology from resident experts.
Aug 23
Chicago, Illinois

Edible Insect Movie Night!

What’s crunchy, high in protein, and tastes great fried, or covered in chocolate? Bugs!
Is this signature a real or a fake?
Aug 25
Mount Vernon, Virginia

The Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds of George Washington

Join us at George Washington's Mount Vernon as we enter the world of deception where fraudulent artifacts and signatures can elude even the experts' eyes.
Lemon Hill inset.
Aug 25
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

East Park Hill Walk

Explore the landscape, genesis and distinctive, hidden features of East Fairmount Park, including the unknown topography of Lemon and Brewery Hills.
Drew Lobenstein's private home in Reseda.
Aug 25
Reseda, California

Homeward Bound: Pigeon Navigation

Meet a flock of homing pigeons and explore the mystery of bird navigation with the L.A. Pigeon Club.
Atlas Obscura lock picking.
Aug 25
Denver, Colorado

The Art of Lockpicking

Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver for a celebration of lock picking, history, and the illusion of security.
Wellington Tunnel.
Aug 25
Skykomish, Washington

Hiking Washington's Railroad History

Embark on an afternoon hike to learn about Washington State's early railroad history and discover the remnants of a train depot devastated by a record-breaking avalanche.
Swale barge.
Aug 25
Brooklyn, New York

Wildflower Workshop on the Swale Barge

Join us at Swale's floating forest barge at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for a wildflower weaving workshop, cocktails, and teas made on-site with flora you forage for yourself!
Aug 25
Denver, Colorado

International Church of Cannabis Tour

Explore the church, learn about Elevationism, and enjoy a special screening of Reefer Madness.
Aug 26
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Take a rare opportunity to step inside the hidden world of L.A.-based fashion designer Peter Lai, with an incredible private tour lead by the artist himself.
Phantasma Gloria.
Aug 26
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
A demonstration during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Aug 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Plagues and People at Historic Congressional Cemetery

Come explore two centuries of illness, disease, and death at one of D.C.'s oldest cemeteries.
Aug 30
Denver, Colorado

The Color and the Sound

A rebel from the Soviet Union, a banned film, a Denver-only event.
The entrance to Couch Place today.
Aug 31
Chicago, Illinois

Dead in Chicago: A History of the Windy City

Explore the gruesome and surprising ways Chicagoans have met their maker over the years.
Sep 1
Denver, Colorado

Denver's Forgotten Underground

An exclusive tunnel spotting tour exploring the mysterious past beneath our feet.
The Getty Tomb
Sep 2
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Resurrectionists in the process of digging up a fresh corpse.
Sep 5
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher—today!
Sign at the site of the People's Temple mass suicide.
Sep 7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cults at The Convent: Philadelphia and Beyond

Surrender your individuality as we explore various cult movements peripherally and directly connected to Philadelphia.
Hawaiian Chieftain.
Sep 7
Kirkland, Washington

Tall Tales, Tall Ship

Get out on the water in a night of sailing, song, and sea creatures aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain.
The Dentzel Carousel in its opening year of 1921.
Sep 8
Glen Echo, Maryland

Round & Round: The Rebirth of the Dentzel Carousel

A behind-the-scenes tour of Dentzel Carousel and Glen Echo Park's grounds with the National Carousel Association and a National Park Service Ranger.
Follow Your Heart.
Sep 8
Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Market & Restaurant.
1943 Mummers Francis Palamida as Cleopatra.
Sep 9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ghetto to Gayborhood

Explore and learn about the evolution of Philadelphia's 'Gayborhood' with an expert in local LGBT history.
Resting Waters.
Sep 9
Seattle, Washington

The Afterlife of Pets and Resting Waters

Meet the founders of Washington State's first pet aquamation facility to learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition.
Sep 9
Chicago, Illinois

Hyde Park Walking Tour

Time travel through Bronze Age history to the Atomic Age in nine blocks.
60-inch telescope.
Sep 15
Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, California.
Sep 16
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the Gold Coast.
Sep 16
Denver, Colorado

Disaster Tourism

Journey into the morbid history of dark tourism with Kari Bergen of Ephemera Obscura.
Working the drop roller.
Sep 20
Philadelphia

Victorian Clear Toy and Cough Drop Workshop

Go behind-the-scenes at the oldest continuously operated confectionery in the United States for a hands-on workshop of a Pennsylvania-German tradition.
Beekeeper Bob Redmond
Sep 22
Burien, Washington

Beekeeping 101

Meet a colony of bees with Bob Redmond of Urban Bee Company.
Sep 22
Chicago, Illinois

Into the Veil

Immersive experiences in Graceland Cemetery on the night of the autumnal equinox.
Puppet.
Sep 23
Los Angeles, California

Puppet-Making Party

Unleash the creatures of your imagination in this magical making workshop.
Rendering of Seattle Commons.
Sep 23
Seattle, Washington

Tragedy of the Commons

Explore an alternate history walking tour of the Seattle Commons Project.
Cradle Grave garden.
Sep 26
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sketchy Evening With Grave Gardens

Cradle Grave gardens, Shrub drinks, and sketching at The Woodlands.
Team Oddities, Meagan Meli, Ryan Cohn, and Regina Cohn,
Sep 29
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

The legendary Oddities Market by Ryan and Regina Cohn is coming to Los Angeles!
S.S. United States.
Sep 30
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All Aboard the S.S. United States!

Join the S.S. United States Conservancy's curatorial team on a special, limited-access tour inside the S.S. United States to learn about the vibrant history of America’s Flagship.
Miradero Gates.
Sep 30
Glendale, California

The Strange Life of Glendale's First Family

Dive into the history of this eccentric Edwardian estate.
Oct 6
Columbia City, Washington

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

Visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking.
Open Roof at "Greet the Light."
Oct 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sonic Seasonal at Skyspace With Steve Gunn

Take in sunset at Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse with a James Turrell installation and improvised set by guitar player Steve Gunn.
Discover hidden heroes.
Oct 19
Chicago, Illinois

Ghouls, Gargoyles and Ghost Signs: A Historic and Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Our newest Google-proof scavenger hunt isn’t for the faint of heart.
A ghost ship peaceful on the water.
Oct 20
Nanjemoy, Maryland

In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Maryland’s “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” is the largest concentration of shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. Join us by kayak as we venture through the nearly 200 vessels that lie there.
Steam plant signage.
Oct 20
Seattle, Washington

Steam Plant Tour

Explore this engineering landmark and remnant from the era of electrification in American cities.
Comet Lodge Cemetery discarded headstones
Oct 27
Seattle, Washington

Flashlight Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery.
Crab Nebula
Dec 6
Seattle, Washington

Life and Death of Stars

Join astrophysicist Anand Thirumalai in the Henry Art Gallery's Skyspace, Light Reign, to explore how stars are born, evolve, and die.
Feb
3 - 12
Israel

Israel's Ancient Sites & Modern Marvels

Explore the ancient monuments and religious sites, out-of-the-way marvels, and thrilling modern cities of one of the world's most fascinating countries, while learning about its contested past and present.
Mar
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Apr
27
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May
7
Morocco

Morocco’s Mountains, Medinas, and Desert Oases

Explore ancient desert fortresses, wander maze-like medinas, and spend your nights in traditional riads and palm-grove oases. Join Atlas Obscura for a week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Oct
16 - 26
Morocco

Morocco’s Mountains, Medinas, and Desert Oases

Explore ancient desert fortresses, wander maze-like medinas, and spend your nights in traditional riads and palm-grove oases. Join Atlas Obscura for a week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Aug 12
Boulder, Colorado

Last Call in Boulder: The History of a Dry City

Explore the history of Boulder from dry city through the current explosion in home brewing, with samples along the way.
The intricacies of bee keeping.
Aug 12
Chicago, Illinois

Beekeeping 101

Spend a splendid summer afternoon with an introduction to the wonderful world of beekeeping.
Pillars Park.
Aug 12
Seattle, Washington

Urban Arbortechture

Join artist Susan Robb on a tree trek that looks at social justice, city planning, and public and private space.
Ethiopian Coffee.
Aug 12
Seattle, Washington

The Original Coffee Break: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Experience an elaborate and immersive Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Milen Medhane of Kaffa Coffee.
60-inch telescope.
Aug 11
Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
Bishop Castle.
Aug 11
Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle Tour

Explore a castle over 60 years in the making with an exclusive tour from Donita Bishop.
Aug 9
Seattle, Washington

Activist Artmaking: Behind the Scenes at Amplifier

Visit with the creative team behind the iconic "We The People" campaign.
The ruins of Bannerman.
Aug 8
Beacon, New York

The Ruins of Bannerman Castle

Explore the stunning castle ruins of Frank Bannerman VI's island “empire” with a special guided tour of this Hudson Valley landmark.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, Calif.
Aug 5
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the Gold Coast.
The capitol stones.
Aug 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Protecting the Capitol

From legendary stones to a hidden fort, join us as we discover what protected the Capitol.
Aug 4
Denver, Colorado

The Harlem of the West

Take a step back in time as we learn about jazz history in Five Points—The Harlem of the West.
Mosaic IPA.
Aug 3
Patchogue, New York

Summer Friday in Long Island with Blue Point Brewing and Atlas Obscura

Skip out of the city for an exceptional summer Friday spent exploring Great South Bay’s oysters and sipping beers at Blue Point’s old and new breweries.
Swale barge.
Aug 25
Brooklyn, New York

Wildflower Workshop on the Swale Barge

Join us at Swale's floating forest barge at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for a wildflower weaving workshop, cocktails, and teas made on-site with flora you forage for yourself!
Resurrectionists in the process of digging up a fresh corpse.
Aug 1
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher—today!
'Bring out your dead' tour at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Jul 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bring Out Your Dead: A Walk Through Plagues, Madness, and Medicine in Philadelphia

Take a tour of some of our country's oldest and most unique medical sites and stories.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933.
Jul 29
Washington, D.C., United States

A Personal Look Into Eleanor Roosevelt's D.C.

Tour the nation's capital through the eyes of the pioneering First Lady.