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Cumberland, Maryland

LaVale Toll Gate House

Maryland's first (and last standing) toll house on America's first federal road established the state as the "Gateway to the West."
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Wharton Iron Furnace

This historic furnace was once used to produce cannonballs during the Civil War.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

General Braddock's Gravesite(s)

The penultimate and final resting places of British General Edward Braddock—minus a few bits and pieces.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Jumonville Glen

The site of the little-known Pennsylvania battle that sparked the Seven Years' War.
Frostburg, Maryland

The Jail in the Gunter Hotel

The antique hotel still has a jail in the basement, though the cockfighting ring is long gone.
Cabins, West Virginia

Smoke Hole Caverns

Spectacular mineral formations fill these caves, which have been used for everything from smoking meat to stashing illicit liquor.
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Morgantown, West Virginia

Henry Clay Iron Furnace

A well-preserved relic of the industrial age steel and iron works that dotted West Virginia.
Salisbury, Pennsylvania

Mount Davis

Pennsylvania's highest point is spotted with boulders which were pushed to the surface by nothing but cold.
Hagerstown, Maryland

Historic Wilson Bridge

Once damaged by Hurricane Agnes, this bridge is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lonaconing, Maryland

Klotz Throwing Company

A remarkable time capsule of American manufacturing deep in Maryland coal country.
Arthurdale, West Virginia

Arthurdale Historic District

The brainchild of Eleanor Roosevelt, her "Little Village" was a collectivist dream.
Grantsville, Maryland

Casselman River Bridge

This beautiful stone arch bridge wasn't even expected to stand for one day, but people have been crossing it for centuries.
Keyser, West Virginia

Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

This former fire tower found new life as a communications hub complete with a scenic overlook.
Eglon, West Virginia

Hoye-Crest

The highest point in Maryland is only accessible by hiking through another state.
Eglon, West Virginia

Our Lady of the Pines

This claimant to the title of "smallest church in the 48 states" doubles as an equally tiny, quasi-post office.