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Falls Church, Virginia

Henderson House

The former home of Dr. E.B. Henderson, also known as the "Father of Black Basketball."
Falls Church, Virginia

Tinner Hill Historic Site

This monument traces the segregation line that inspired the first rural branch of the NAACP.
Arlington, Virginia

Hall's Hill Wall

Remnants of a wall built to separate Black residents of Hall's Hill from a newly built subdivision are a grim reminder of segregation in 20th-century Virginia.
Falls Church, Virginia

'The Man Slopping Pigs'

This eye-catching sculpture of rural life seems a bit out of place at a suburban intersection in front of a car dealership.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church

Built in the 1850s, this church was of the first five churches constructed in Harper's Ferry.
Winchester, Virginia

Old Town Spring

A natural spring situated on the grounds of the Hawthorne estate.
Washington, D.C.

James C. Dent House

Now a living classroom, this house was once the home of Reverend James Clinton Dent, a formerly enslaved man and a pastor.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Remagan Bridge

A piece of the Ludendorff Bridge, also known as Remagan Bridge, calls this military base home.
Germantown, Maryland

Black Rock Mill

Built in 1815, the stabilized ruins of the grist mill and sawmill are now gated, but interpretive displays on the features and functions of the mill preserve its history.
Washington, D.C.

Arsenal Monument

A striking memorial to the 21 lives lost in an explosion at the Washington Arsenal
Bedford, Virginia

National D-Day Memorial

This monument is dedicated to those lost on June 6, 1944, in the town with that day’s highest per-capita casualty rate.
Alexandria, Virginia

Lieutenant General William C. Gribble Jr. Memorial

This marker at the entrance to the Humphreys Engineer Center honors the former Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Alexandria, Virginia

Fort Ward Park

Built to defend Washington D.C. during the Civil War, this fort became a post-war nucleus for a thriving Black community.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Polychrome Historic District

These five Art Deco homes were meant to solve the "small house problem."
Farmington, Pennsylvania

General Braddock's Gravesite(s)

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

The Linden Oak

This mighty white oak in Bethesda survived both the American Revolution and the construction of Washington D.C.'s metro red line.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain

A spectacular tribute to statesman and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.
Washington, D.C.

Rotunda of the Provinces

An echo chamber with a waterfall wrapped around its base at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Evans/Ellis Cemetery

Seven people are buried in the middle of what's now a movie theater parking lot.
Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Radburn, New Jersey

The first neighborhood to implement the Garden City model in its suburban planning.
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

Hopper-Zabriskie Cemetery

This crumbling little graveyard was saved from the undergrowth by concerned veterans.
Exeter, Rhode Island

Grave of Mercy Brown

The final resting place of New England's last "vampire."
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

Salty the Seahorse

Once a kitschy symbol for a gift shop, this 38-foot seahorse is now a staple roadside attraction.
Wareham, Massachusetts

Tremont Nail Company

The former home of the oldest nail maker in the United States was built on the ashes of a mill burned by the British.