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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Christian Sanderson Museum

An unusual and eclectic collection of local historical memorabilia.
Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

In the power of this waterfall, Alexander Hamilton saw the potential for industry.
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.
New York, New York

The Little Church Around the Corner

This Fifth Avenue church has long been the favored worshiping place of Broadway actors and vaudeville performers.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shane Confectionery

Step into a pastel time capsule where candy is truly dandy.
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Arlington, Virginia

Dark Star Park

This unique historical monument features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars.
Arlington, Virginia

Mary Randolph Gravesite

Recorded as the first person buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Arlington, Virginia

McKee Grave

In what is rumored to be an intentional act of spite, this memorial almost completely obscures the nearby grave of a senior officer.
Arlington, Virginia

Lockerbie Memorial Cairn

A gift from Scotland to the United States in memory of the 270 lives lost when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie due to a terrorist bombing.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
London, England

The Tomb Of Hannah Courtoy

According to legend, this tomb holds the secrets to time travel.
New York, New York

Marie's Crisis

Those belting out show tunes might not realize this piano bar marks the site where Thomas Paine died in 1809.
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
New York, New York

The Narrowest Building in New York

This slender three-story building has also had several famous residents.
Bordentown, New Jersey

Point Breeze Estate

A New Jersey state park that was once Napoleon's brother's sprawling estate.
West Point, New York

Mausoleum of Egbert Ludovicus Viele

The Brigadier General was so afraid of being buried alive that he had a buzzer installed in his mausoleum, just in case he woke up.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Dale’s Wheels Through Time

A museum celebrating rare American motorcycles where everything runs—and none of it quietly.
Glenside, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers Castle

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1893, this Gothic-style castle is now a home for academics.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

Frank Lloyd Wright built this suburban synagogue late in life, but it stands among his most iconic masterpieces.
Brooklyn, New York

William Beard's Grave

The painter who popularized "bulls" and "bears" as symbols for the stock market didn't get a proper headstone for over a century.
Haverstraw, New York

The House by the Railroad

This house was the subject of an Edward Hopper painting, which in turn helped inspire the design of the Bates house in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho.'
Brooklyn, New York

'Civic Virtue Triumphant Over Unrighteousness'

This controversial statue has migrated twice in its life.