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Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Fruitlands Museum

Utopia and nostalgia mingle at the site of Bronson Alcott's ill-fated agrarian commune.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Dean Hill Cemetery

Burial ground for revolutionary veterans attracts tall tales, ghost hunters, not enough historians and preservationists.
Yonkers, New York

Lenoir Preserve

A beautiful, historic location open to the public.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Port Orange, Florida

The Last Resort Bar

Where serial killer Aileen Wuornos drank her last beer.
Port Orange, Florida

Bongoland Ruins

Strange beasts lurking in a garden are all that remain of a quirky, short-lived theme park.
Flagler Beach, Florida

Bulow Plantation Ruins

The ruins of this antebellum sugar plantation are the end result of a Seminole attack during the Florida Wars of 1836.
Ormond Beach, Florida

Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The ruins of a once-thriving sugarcane plantation that was burned in the Second Seminole War.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Love Trees of St. Augustine

Intertwined, interspecies trees which locals believe can grant boons to lovers.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castle Otttis

Two men built this castle on the Florida coast as an artistic “landscape sculpture.”
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
Concord, Massachusetts

The Old Manse

The poems Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife Sophia etched into its windows are still visible today.
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Winnekenni Castle

It was an experiment to prove that glacial boulders and rocks can be used in constructions and dwelling.
Duxbury, Massachusetts

Myles Standish Burial Ground

It took 275 years and four burials to finally put the Mayflower’s most famous passenger to rest.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Rollstone Boulder

In order to save this beloved rock, locals blew it up and put it back together piece by piece.
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This once-grand marvel of engineering is now 41 miles of scenic hiking trail.
Tarrytown, New York

Lyndhurst Bowling Alley

One of the earliest bowling lanes in the U.S. doubled as a sewing school during a time when women had little job opportunity.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
Keene, New Hampshire

Parrish Shoes Sign

A recreated sign from the movie Jumanji has become a makeshift tribute to the film's late star.
Lincoln, Massachusetts

Ponyhenge

No one really knows how these old hobby horses got here, but the herd keeps growing.