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Exterior of the house.
Waldorf, Maryland

Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum

Home of the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth after the Lincoln assassination.
38.6096, -76.8262
Point Lookout State Park
Scotland, Maryland

Point Lookout State Park

This scenic Maryland park was the site of one of the worst prison camps of the Civil War.
38.0501, -76.3221
H.P. Lovecraft's last residence
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
41.8286, -71.4052
Detail of the exterior hand-carved art. (via City Profile)
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
41.8277, -71.4086
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

3,500 pound obelisk constructed with 1,000 reclaimed guns.
41.8251, -71.4076
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
41.8259, -71.4046
The main reading room of the Athenaeum.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
41.8258, -71.4063
The Stephen Harris House. In Lovecraft’s time this was known as the Babbitt House; and in Lovecraft's story, “The Shunned House,” this house is called the "William Harris House”; and is run down and rather scary.
Providence, Rhode Island

Stephen Harris House

A simple Colonial home with a past haunted by death and madness.
41.8299, -71.4084
So many jellies
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
36.6176, -121.9012
Sandwich Glass Museum
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Glass Museum

This delicate museum is devoted to the art and industry that once supported Cape Cod's oldest town.
41.7588, -70.5002
The Bulb River
Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Bulb River

35,000 grape hyacinths flow like water down a garden hill.
41.7494, -70.5076
The Remington Arms factory and its shot tower.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Remington Shot Tower

Connecticut's shot tower is near the end of its life.
41.1883, -73.1746
 The cemetery in the Fell's Point historic district.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fell Family Cemetery

Wedged between two sets of row houses is an awkwardly located family graveyard.
39.2820, -76.5945
A clone of the clone of the Newton apple tree, present day.
Washington, D.C.

NIST Newton Apple Tree

A clone of a cloned tree that was so important it allegedly had its own guards.
38.9419, -77.0656
Looking out towards the Hungarian Embassy.
Washington, D.C.

Peirce Mill Spy Station

Cold War intelligence agents monitored communist embassies from an attic in a former pigeon coop.
38.9405, -77.0522
Down periscope.
Washington, D.C.

USS Balao Conning Tower

Part of a WWII submarine is lurking outside the Washington Navy Yard parking lot.
38.8730, -76.9987
The tower of books.
Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Book Tower

A three-story tower of books about Abraham Lincoln is one of the more unusual monuments to the president.
38.8968, -77.0263
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
42.3674, -71.0570
Screen and ceiling of the theater.
Dennis, Massachusetts

Cape Cinema

The ceiling of this vintage movie palace is covered in fantastic Art Deco murals.
41.7403, -70.1935
A rotting hull floats on the Potomac.
Nanjemoy, Maryland

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

The remnants of a wooden-hulled fleet built and abandoned in WWI, now home to a thriving ecosystem.
38.4726, -77.2686
The Peacock Room.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
38.8880, -77.0264
Closeup of wagon tracks and hoofprints.
Orleans, Massachusetts

Nauset Beach

Centuries-old hoofprints and wagon tracks reveal themselves in the peat after a good winter storm.
41.7889, -69.9369
Barboursville
Barboursville, Virginia

Barboursville Ruins

The ruins of this Thomas-Jefferson-designed mansion have been left to crumble since the Christmas Day they burnt down.
38.1625, -78.2807
'The Queen' replica on display.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
51.4847, -0.6073