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Chevy Chase, Maryland

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion

The headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society is a small slice of heaven for nature lovers.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Remains of Hell Point

Just outside the Naval Academy, Hell Point is a historical marker that could easily be the point where failed students wait for the bus.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors the author's groundbreaking family story.
McLean, Virginia

Burling Cabin Site

The local community brought back this land to transform it into a nature preserve.
Washington, D.C.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

The final residence of an educator, civil rights leader, and presidential advisor was also the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women.
Washington, D.C.

Capital Pool Checkers

The former home of elite checkers battles of the Capital Pool Checkers Club.
Washington, D.C.

Brooks Mansion

This historic building is now home to the Public Access Corporation for the District of Columbia.
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Gros Piton

The larger of two volcanic peaks rising out of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.
Washington, D.C.

Khalil Gibran Memorial Monument

Surrounded by a verdant garden and a backdrop of ivy, a monument to beloved poet Khalil Gibran stands outside of the Lebanese embassy.
Fairfax, Virginia

Legato School Museum

The last of Fairfax County's one-room schoolhouses.
Centreville, Virginia

Mount Gilead

The sole surviving building from Newgate village, a colonial settlement that was renamed Centreville in 1792 after it was granted town status by the Virginia Assembly.
Centreville, Virginia

Spindle Sears House

This restored house built from a Sears kit in the 1930s is a physical remnant of FDR's New Deal following the Great Depression.
Manassas, Virginia

Liberia House Historic Site

This Federal-style plantation house was once visited by Abraham Lincoln to meet with generals during the Civil War.
Manassas, Virginia

Manassas Station

This train station inspired the name of a 1970's rock band and provided the backdrop for their album cover.
Bar Harbor, Maine

Jordan Pond Popovers

These light, hollow rolls have been linked to Acadia National Park since the 1890s.
Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Walk

Outside the Department of Transportation, a collection of artifacts honors the history of how we get around.
Bethesda, Maryland

Porky The Litter Eater

This propitious plastic porcine has been petitioning park visitors to pick up after themselves for more than 50 years.
Germantown, Maryland

Ruins of Clopper Mill

The hidden ruins of a mill that is linked to an attempt to assassinate the vice president of the United States.
Boyds, Maryland

Boyds Negro School

The only public school for Black children in the region from 1895-1936.
Germantown, Maryland

Waters Mill Ruins

The ruins of an old mill lie in a small ravine along a hiking trail near Little Seneca Creek.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Clarksburg School

One of the last schoolhouses constructed in the early 20th-century still standing in Montgomery County.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Kingsley Schoolhouse

A well-worn trail through thick woods in northern Montgomery County leads to an old schoolhouse.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Dowden's Ordinary Park

This suburban park recalls the history of a famous tavern. Despite the name, it's no ordinary place!
Potomac, Maryland

Travilah Oak Tree

A massive white oak tree provides a beautiful canopy near a suburban shopping center and stood before the signing of the Constitution.