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Sleepy Hollow, New York

Headless Horseman Bridge

The real-life site of Ichabod Crane's infamous gourd attack.
Brentwood, Maryland

Fort Lincoln Cemetery

A historic cemetery with unique artwork, a Civil War fort, and also happens to be the site of the Battle of Bladensburg.
Boyds, Maryland

Winderbourne Mansion

This abandoned Victorian-style house was built in 1884.
Herndon, Virginia

Great Falls Nike Missile Launch Site W-83

An out-of-place Air Force radar dome is all that denotes this park as a former missile launch site.
Great Falls, Virginia

Great Falls Nike Fire Control Site W-83

This former Cold War missile control site played an important role in the creation of GPS.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love

A small side chapel in Santa Fe's basilica is home to the oldest statute of the Virgin Mary in North America.
Washington, D.C.

Birthing Figure

This fertility idol of questionable authenticity inspired an iconic Indiana Jones artifact.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Family Church National Cathedral

An amazing example of early-20th-century architecture, this church features marble transported from Utah.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Dundalk, Maryland

Fort Carroll

This abandoned sea fort has become an accidental bird sanctuary.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fort Armistead

An eerie, abandoned military base engulfed by nature and graffiti is now home to a local park.
Fairfax, Virginia

Thompson Family Cemetery

A graveyard that dates back over 200 years stands near a busy shopping center.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

St. Mary's Church

The most historic church in Fairfax County played a role in the creation of the American Red Cross.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Burke, Virginia

Lee Chapel Cemetery

Burke’s oldest cemetery also houses the victim of the county's grisliest murder.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

One of the oldest train stations still standing in Virginia played a vital role during the Civil War.
Red Hook, New York

Historic Village Diner

A nearly 100-year-old dining car in upstate New York embodies the golden age of roadside dining.
Laurel, Maryland

On the Brink

A haunting exhibit in a wildlife refuge center highlights threatened species and the conservation efforts needed to save them.
Laurel, Maryland

Laurel Dinosaur Park

This dig site outside D.C. is known for its exceptionally high density of baby dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs.
Fort Meade, Maryland

Architect of the Capitol Archival Warehouse

A remote horde of architectural treasures fit for Indiana Jones.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Plantation

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
Warrenton, Virginia

Cold War Museum

This museum sits on the site of a decommissioned military communications base.