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Wilmington, Delaware

The Crying Giant

This weeping, 10-foot-tall sculpture was a maquette for a 9/11 memorial.
Wilmington, Delaware

Hendrickson House Museum

One of the oldest surviving Swedish-American homes in the United States.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nuclear Ship Savannah

America's first nuclear-powered merchant ship is now a time warp to the atomic age.
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Naval Observatory Library

A hoard of sky catalogs, astrophysical journals, even the works of Galileo and Copernicus.
Alexandria, Virginia

George Washington’s Whiskey

Taste the white whiskey that the United States' first president once distilled and enjoyed.
Lexington, Virginia

Lee Chapel

This campus chapel is Robert E. Lee's final resting place and a topic of debate about the legacy of the Civil War.
Harris, North Carolina

Graveyard Island

The final resting place of the hundreds of bodies originally buried where Badin Lake sits now.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Lane House Museum

Eighteenth century house of the mysterious "Father of Raleigh."
Eureka, North Carolina

Goldsboro Nuclear Mishap

A sign marks the plane crash that caused two nuclear bombs to fall in North Carolina.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grave of Thomas Wiltberger Evans

The corporeal remains of Napoleon III's dentist rest under this 15-story obelisk.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn Museum's Collection of Ancient Tweezers

These medicine cabinet staples are part of the museum's collection of everyday objects.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'Celebration of Water' Sculpture

This sculpture of a fisherman spent six years at the bottom of the Schuylkill River.
Washington, D.C.

Yenching Palace

The iconic D.C. restaurant where the Cuban Missile Crisis was negotiated, now a Walgreens.
Washington, D.C.

Palace of Wonders

Bar full of oddities, specimens, artifacts and homages to the great dime museums of the past.
Washington, D.C.

The Lindens

The oldest house in Washington, D.C. wasn't originally constructed in the nation's capital.
Washington, D.C.

Babcock Lake Fisheries

The U.S. Fish Commission’s effort to mass produce carp.
Washington, D.C.

Treasury Department Laundry

Literal "money laundering."
Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Crime and Punishment

America's Most Wanted's set resides in this tribute to the history of crime and punishment.
Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe Mural

A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.
Washington, D.C.

Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields

Railroad officials in the early 1900s sought to spare travelers the sight of Roman soldiers’ private parts.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Family Church National Cathedral

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