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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frankford Avenue Bridge

Erected in 1697 this Philadelphia bridge is the oldest surviving roadway bridge and perhaps the oldest stone bridge in the United States.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Philadelphia boasts one of the best — and most often overlooked — traditional Japanese gardens in North America.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philbert the Pig

This beloved marketplace mascot poops money and grants good luck.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh has two!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

Now abandoned, the first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.
Princeton, New Jersey

Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks

One man's lifelong obsession with death.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gloria Dei Old Swedes' Episcopal Church

The oldest active church in Pennsylvania is also the second oldest Swedish Church in the United States.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dickens and Little Nell

The oldest of only three existing statues of the great novelist stands in a city he did not care for.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mask and Wig Clubhouse

A curious building honoring past and current members of a historic musical comedy troupe.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fiume

A tiny, unmarked beer and whiskey bar above an Ethiopian restaurant in West Philly fails to conceal live bluegrass.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

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

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bartram's Garden

The oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Barnes Foundation

Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.
Norristown, Pennsylvania

American Treasure Tour

Delicate Wurlitzers, creepy clowns, and The Noid all share space in this insane explosion of kitsch history.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
East Hampton, New York

Green River Cemetery

This backwater graveyard in the Hamptons became a trendy burial spot and posthumous status symbol for famous artists.