769 Places to Experience Unusual History in the United States - Atlas Obscura

History in the United States

Discover 769 places to experience unusual history in the United States.

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Hacienda Buena Vista

This museum preserves the heyday of Puerto Rican coffee.
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

La Piedra Escrita

This rock in the middle of a river in Jayuya contains dozens of Pre-Columbian Taíno petroglyphs.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Puerta de San Juan

This colorful gate stands as an entrance to the walled city of Old San Juan.
Utuado, Puerto Rico

Tanamá River

Drift through underground caves on a tube.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

El Batey

Everyone from Alan Ginsberg to The Rolling Stones has stopped by this classic dive bar.
Cayce, South Carolina

Guignard Brick Works

A handful of beehive kilns are all that’s left of a historic brick-making empire.
Charleston, South Carolina

Tavern at Rainbow Row

The oldest liquor store in the country is a model of resilience and mischief.