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Baltimore, Maryland

Frank Zappa Bust

The likeness of the Baltimore music icon was unveiled in time for the anniversary of his Senate hearings on music censorship.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nipper, the RCA Dog Statue

A monumental statue of RCA's mascot now sits atop a historical society roof after a life of moving around.
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Basilica

The design of this historic domed church was influenced by Thomas Jefferson and intended as a statement of religious freedom.
Lusby, Maryland

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Captain John Smith thought these cliffs were amazing in 1608 but sharks thought so 20 million years before him.
Baltimore, Maryland

Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard

Ship skeletons haunt Baltimore's waterways.
Baltimore, Maryland

Papermoon Diner

This beloved Baltimore spot features caged dolls, a giant Pez collection, and many, many mannequins.
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities

Fiji mermaids, mummified remains, and recreated cryptids are among the morbid oddities at this Maryland museum.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bazaar

Crammed into a Baltimore row house is an oddities shop that sells everything from skulls to dead insects.
Lorton, Virginia

Stoney Lonesome Cemetery

A small, forgotten prison cemetery marked only by a wrought-iron fence and eerie depressions left in the ground.
Herndon, Virginia

Mosby's Rock

A secret rendezvous spot where John S. Mosby and his Rangers would meet to divvy up their loot after raids.
Arlington, Virginia

Abner Doubleday Gravesite

Though his role as the inventor of baseball may be up for debate, fans still festoon Doubleday's grave with baseballs.
Smithfield, Virginia

Smithfield Schoolhouse Museum

This one-room schoolhouse was revitalized in 2007 as a museum focusing on the education of Black children during the early 20th-century.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Treasury Building Column Section

One of the Treasury Building's original columns now sits as a garden monument in the middle of a busy military base.
Springfield, Virginia

Sydenstricker Schoolhouse

The last early 20th-century schoolhouse in Fairfax County has galvanized the community and engendered a spirit of service among residents.
Lorton, Virginia

Barrett House

A weathered, American Foursquare-style house originally built for lumber merchant William Wimsatt.
Manassas, Virginia

Manassas Station

This train station inspired the name of a 1970's rock band and provided the backdrop for their album cover.
Winchester, Virginia

Old Town Spring

A natural spring situated on the grounds of the Hawthorne estate.
Alexandria, Virginia

Braddock Road Cannon

This cannon dating to 1755 has stood guard at this suburban intersection since 1915.
Great Falls, Virginia

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

The only surviving 19th-century water-powered mill found in the Washington, D.C. area.
Aldie, Virginia

Aldie Mill Historic Park

The Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County.
Alexandria, Virginia

Fort Ward Park

Built to defend Washington D.C. during the Civil War, this fort became a post-war nucleus for a thriving Black community.
Bedford, Virginia

National D-Day Memorial

This monument is dedicated to those lost on June 6, 1944, in the town with that day’s highest per-capita casualty rate.