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New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morris Canal

Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

Now abandoned, the first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Katyń Massacre Memorial

This evocative New Jersey statue memoralizes the Polish victims of a Soviet massacre.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

Hidden in plain sight on the Hudson River is an abandoned train station where nature has taken over.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
New York, New York

Number One, Broadway

Currently housing a corporate bank branch this building at the southern tip of Manhattan was once the gateway to luxury vacationing.
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
New York, New York

Survivor Tree

The last living thing to come out of the rubble after 9/11 is now a symbol of hope and resilience.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

General Sickles's Wound Marker

This monument marks the beginning journey of a wounded soldier's leg that ended up almost two states away.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Jennie Wade House

Home of the only civilian casualty at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.