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Chokoloskee, Florida

Ted Smallwood Store

A time capsule of Floridian history fights to survive on the banks of Chokoloskee Bay.
Glenn Dale, Maryland

Glenn Dale Hospital

An FDR-era tuberculosis sanatorium has stood abandoned in the suburbs of the U.S. capital for over 30 years.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Kermit's Tremé Mother-in-Law Lounge

"If she'd leave us alone, we would have a happy home, sent from down below."
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

These remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles and sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Jefferson Rock

This shale formation along the Appalachian Trail once inspired the third president of the United States.
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.
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fort Pitt Blockhouse

The last remnants of Fort Pitt also hold the distinction of being the oldest structure west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Annapolis, Maryland

Banneker-Douglass Museum

A Maryland museum dedicated to Black history, housed in a historic church.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors the author's groundbreaking family story.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

This building at the south end of the boardwalk was once home to the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard before being rescued itself.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Cambridge, Maryland

Bucktown Village Store

This 1830s store is believed to be the site of Harriet Tubman's first stand.
Cambridge, Maryland

Stanley Institute

This one-room schoolhouse played a significant role in the education of Black children for almost 100 years.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
Cumberland, Maryland

LaVale Toll Gate House

Maryland's first (and last standing) toll house on America's first federal road established the state as the "Gateway to the West."
Cumberland, Maryland

George Washington's Headquarters

This one-room cabin where the young colonel slept during the French and Indian War.
Oldtown, Maryland

Paw Paw Tunnel

Despite violent work crews and massive delays this abandoned canal tunnel was built to last into the modern day.