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Portsmouth, Virginia

Lightship Portsmouth Museum

A lightship turned museum, outfitted with artifacts from the vessel's past as part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service.
Lorton, Virginia

Pohick Church

This church is known as "The Home Church of George Washington and George Mason."
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Jerrassic Park - Metal Dinosaur Park

Metal dinosaurs lurk in a sculpture garden on the outskirts of a popular resort town.
Lorton, Virginia

George Mason's Gunston Hall

The former home of the man whose radical ideas changed the nation.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

One of the oldest train stations still standing in Virginia played a vital role during the Civil War.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Monument to the Angel of Marye's Heights

The Kirkland Monument remembers a selfless Civil War hero who braved the battlefield to give water to his dying enemies.
Alexandria, Virginia

Civil War Graffiti at Washington's Tomb

The tomb was guarded by soldiers from both sides of the war, and some left their initials carved in the brick.
Richmond, Virginia

Chimborazo Medical Museum

A former Confederate hospital serves as a remembrance of wounded and dead soldiers.
Manassas, Virginia

Ben Lomond Historic Site

Hear, smell, see, taste, and touch history at this immersive Civil War hospital.
Danville, Virginia

AAF Tank Museum

This sprawling museum holds one man's giant collection of real tanks.
Richmond, Virginia

Byrd Theatre

This beautiful vintage movie palace has seen little change in form or function since the 1920s.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Broad Run, Virginia

Ruins of the Chapman Beverley Mill

This pre-Revolutionary War grist mill ground corn and flour for soldiers in seven American wars.
Washington, D.C.

Riggs Bank

The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.
Washington, D.C.

The Unabomber's Cabin

It was once the base for a series of domestic terror attacks.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Canoe Club

This historic boathouse was constructed using salvaged lumber from burned barns.
Washington, D.C.

Arsenal Monument

A striking memorial to the 21 lives lost in an explosion at the Washington Arsenal
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Fountain

The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.
Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe Mural

A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Family Church National Cathedral

An amazing example of early-20th-century architecture, this church features marble transported from Utah.
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.
Washington, D.C.

Rayburn House Office Building

One critic described it as "middle Mussolini, early Ramses, and late Neiman-Marcus." Another called it an architectural "natural disaster."
Washington, D.C.

White House Helipad

Disks are rolled out onto the south lawn to absorb the impact of Marine One's wheels like giant coffee coasters.
Washington, D.C.

Spirit of Justice Park

A secret greenspace hides atop a Capitol parking garage.