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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Ocracoke, North Carolina

British Cemetery of Ocracoke

The North Carolina grounds are leased in perpetuity to the British Commonwealth for as long as the WWII sailors are buried there.
Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort

A maritime museum holding the remains of Blackbeard's pirate ship.
Beaufort, North Carolina

Old Burying Ground

Burial site more than 300 years old.
Bermuda

Admiralty House Park

In Bermuda, this formal naval residence has become a go-to for cliff-jumpers and hikers.
Bermuda

Royal Navy Docks

Once a strategically imperative naval base, portions of this Bermuda dock complex now serve cruise ships.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Washington, D.C.

USS Missouri Model Ship

The U.S. Navy’s preposterously detailed mini battleship took 77,000 hours to complete.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.
Washington, D.C.

Navy Yard Railroad Gun

One of the largest artillery pieces in the world sits in a Washington D.C. parking lot.
Washington, D.C.

Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
New Haven, Connecticut

Ingalls Rink

It looks like a whale, it's part of Yale, and it's best-known by a nickname you can probably work out for yourself.
Rwanda

The Rock of Kamegeri

After suggesting criminals be burned to death on this rock, a king's advisor suffered his own punishment.
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano

Mount Nyiragongo has erupted at least 34 times since 1882 & is home to the world's largest lava lake.
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virunga National Park

The most biologically diverse protected area in Africa is also the most dangerous.
Harare, Zimbabwe

Balancing Rocks of the Zimbabwe Dollar

These naturally balancing rocks were pictured on every Zimbabwean banknote, up to the 100 trillion-dollar note.
Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

The largest prehistoric ruins south of the Sahara, once a powerful center of international trade.
Nteko, Zambia

Zwangendaba's Gravesite

A Zulu warrior is buried far from home, near the very northern border of Zambia.
Mporokoso, Zambia

Chilubula Mission

The first Catholic Mission to the Bemba people of Zambia still stands.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Mercury House

Freddie Mercury's childhood home is now a monument to the iconic Queen rockstar.
Ndola, Zambia

Ndola Slave Tree

Once a meeting point for Swahili slave traders, this ancient tree is now a monument to those killed by the slave trade.