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London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
51.5131, -0.1103
Lock & Co.
London, England

Lock & Co.

Claiming to be the oldest hat store in the world, this historic haberdashery had a hand (and a head) in the creation of the Bowler.
51.5054, -0.1379
Plaque marking the Texan Embassy
London, England

The Embassy of the Republic of Texas

An alleyway plaque is all that remains of the independent Texas' envoy that forgot to pay their rent for over a century.
51.5055, -0.1379
The quaint and well-preserved Goodwin's Court.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
51.5109, -0.1266
Senate side.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
38.8898, -77.0060
Touro Cemetery gates.
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Cemetery

The second oldest Jewish graveyard in the U.S. is tiny, with connections to George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
41.4876, -71.3095
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

Oldest synagogue in the United States.
41.4891, -71.3121
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
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.
41.4851, -71.2976
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
On a sunny day, the chapel looks positively fairytale-esque
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
33.7432, -118.3775
The 7 symbol in front of the Jefferson statue in the Rotunda.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia's Seven Society

The story behind the mysterious symbol painted in front of the famous Rotunda.
38.0356, -78.5034
Twinings tea shop on the Strand.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
51.5133, -0.1128
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662
National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
38.8978, -77.0175
"World's First Cone Machine" still in operation
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

Iconic, old-fashioned carhop restaurant that gave the world the waffle cone.
36.8662, -76.2848
Coffee Pot Art Studio Gallery.
Lexington, Virginia

The Coffee Pot

The oddly shaped, steam-spewing building is now an art studio and gallery.
37.7477, -79.3874
Senate-side tower
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Air Conditioning Towers

"Congress may voluntarily remain in session throughout the summer, in order that our Congressmen may be protected from the intolerable discomforts and dangers of the ordinary outdoor weather!”
38.8884, -77.0109
View of 33 Thomas Street from the adjacent streets at the intersection of Church & Worth.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
40.7164, -74.0061
Front of the property
Washington, D.C.

Tudor Place

A historic estate packed with George Washington's heirlooms, and its own nuclear bunker.
38.9115, -77.0629
2900 Prytania: former boarding house for literary giants
New Orleans, Louisiana

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Boarding House

A house of courtship where the Jazz Age's most storied lovers got their start.
29.9288, -90.0864
Sun porch.
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
32.3587, -86.2924
The Raven Room
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
38.0348, -78.5020
John Brown's Fort as it appears today
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
39.3230, -77.7296
Lee Chapel
Lexington, Virginia

Lee Chapel

This “shrine of the south” packs a controversial historical punch.
37.7874, -79.4419