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Sleepy Hollow, New York

Headless Horseman Bridge

The real-life site of Ichabod Crane's infamous gourd attack.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
North Haven, Connecticut

The Cedar Hill Rail Yard

A once-booming railroad left abandoned next to the Quinnipiac River marshes now intersects with a hiking trail.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aifur

Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank)

One of the world's first dedicated bank buildings in the world is now the oldest one.
New York, New York

African Burial Ground National Monument

This memorial honors thousands of enslaved Africans and their descendants who died in colonial New York.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Kassel, Germany

Museum of Sepulchral Culture

This German museum is devoted to all aspects of grave culture from headstones to coffins.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
New Haven, Connecticut

Pirelli Building

After decades of neglect, a brutalist icon is getting new life as an eco-friendly hotel.
Hamden, Connecticut

Sleeping Giant Observation Tower

Amazing views of Long Island Sound can be seen from this mountaintop tower.
Marlborough, Connecticut

Snake Rock

This roadside wonder is as mysterious as it is beloved.
New Haven, Connecticut

Grave of Arthur Twining Hadley

A Yale University president wears full samurai garb in one of America’s oldest cemeteries.
Essex, Connecticut

The Griswold Inn

British troops and Prohibition couldn’t stop this spot from becoming one of the United States' oldest continuously-run taverns.
Newington, Connecticut

Cedarcrest Hospital

An overgrown and abandoned tuberculosis ward resides in the midst of a quaint modern neighborhood.
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Nike Missile Site HA-26

Inside a state forest, the forgotten remains of a Cold War defensive installation.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
Newport, Rhode Island

The Bells

A crumbling stone stable and carriage house are all that remain of a manse that was once filled with Egyptian artifacts.
Newport, Rhode Island

Hidden Train in a Cherub Relief

An unexpected Easter egg lurks in the background of a cherub wall relief at the Breakers mansion.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
Stillwater, New York

Boot Monument

A monument to the military service of America's greatest traitor refuses to even name him.