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Lorton, Virginia

Laurel Hill House

Standing for over 200 years, the abandoned home of a Revolutionary War hero and later a succession of prison superintendents.
Lorton, Virginia

Workhouse Prison Museum

A small museum in a former prison tells the story of a dark but pivotal chapter in the women's suffrage movement.
Alexandria, Virginia

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

The final resting place of an unidentified revolutionary soldier sits behind a Virginia church.
Washington, D.C.

'Spirit of American Youth' Statue

A replica of the famous memorial statue at the Normandy American Cemetery hides in an office building in downtown D.C.
Vienna, Virginia

Dolhareubang of Meadowlark Gardens

Volcanic stone sentinels stand watch at a Korean Bell Garden in Virginia.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
Washington, D.C.

Abandoned Drawbridge Control Room

The hidden offices underneath Memorial Bridge have been locked up since 1976.
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

This church built atop a gas station promises to "equip you for the next stage in your life’s journey."
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Arlington, Virginia

Dark Star Park

This unique historical monument features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Stock Exchange Building

D.C. once had its own tiny rival to the New York Stock Exchange.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

Secret Entrance to the White House

The winding route passes through an enclosed alleyway, two tunnels, and leads to the White House basement.
Falls Church, Virginia

'Pennies from Heaven'

A whopping 14,000 copper coins cover this miniature fighter jet.
Falls Church, Virginia

The Fountain of Faith

These figures float and flutter in this fountain crafted by famed Swedish sculptor Carl Milles.
Seoul, South Korea

Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park

Plenty of old carney magic still haunts this photogenic amusement park.