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Savannah, Georgia

Jen Library Bee

You’ve heard of bookworms, but this small sculpture at a university library may be the world’s first bookbee.
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
Savannah, Georgia

Abe's on Lincoln

This bar hosts an ever-evolving napkin art installation devoted to an American president.
Walterboro, South Carolina

Walterboro Water Tower

This South Carolina water tower is an icon of the city of Walterboro, but it also once served as the county jail.
Washington, D.C.

Chain Bridge Road School

A rare example of a rural school in Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Conduit Road Schoolhouse

The Conduit Road Schoolhouse is one of the last one-room schoolhouses remaining in Washington, D.C.
Bluemont, Virginia

Snickersville Academy

A glimpse into early 19th-century education.
Bluemont, Virginia

Soviet Embassy's 'Summer Camp' House

Conveniently located within binocular range of a nuclear bunker, the "summer camp" area was a painfully obvious spy house.
North East, Maryland

Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge

The longest-covered bridge in the state of Maryland.
North East, Maryland

Turkey Point Lighthouse

This historic lighthouse was well known for the large number of women who served as its keeper.
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

The Decoy Capital of the World.
Monkton, Maryland

Ladew Topiary Gardens

This English-inspired Maryland garden is home to acres of opulent plant life including bushes shaped into an entire fox hunt.
Vienna, Virginia

Salsbury Spring

The last vestige of a once substantial orchard and farm in the suburbs of Northern Virginia.
Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s Floating Chandeliers

Mysterious installations bring levity and light to a sometimes stodgy city.
Accokeek, Maryland

Marshall Hall

The ruins of an 18th-century mansion that was once named "Mistake" by the man who had it built.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

The Tomb of Dr. William Beanes

The final resting place of a physician rescued during the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
Baltimore, Maryland

'Man/Woman'

Public opinion is still divided on this enormous sculpture in front of Baltimore's Penn Station.
Manheim, Pennsylvania

Big Chiques Bridge #4

One of the few remaining covered bridges in Lancaster County.
Alexandria, Virginia

Jackson M. Abbott Wetland Refuge

Dedicated to a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was also a bird watcher and artist.
Columbia, Pennsylvania

National Watch and Clock Museum

North America’s largest collection of horological devices and home to a colossal clock with a dizzying array of features.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Cemetery

The first of Lancaster's "rural cemeteries."
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Crematorium

In this cemetery stands the country's first public crematorium.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

'Newspaper Reader'

This iconic Lancaster everyman has been reading the same story since 1980.