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Places visited in Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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Unger, West Virginia

Farnham Colossi

Winding country roads in eastern West Virginia lead to an extraordinary place populated by fiberglass giants.
Purcellville, Virginia

The Oakdale School

The oldest existing one-room brick schoolhouse in Loudoun County.
Leesburg, Virginia

Thomas Balch Library

Designated as an Underground Railroad research site.
Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg Lime Company Kiln

The hulking remains of the Leesburg Lime Company Kiln lie dormant behind a historical marker close to the W&OD trail.
Ashburn, Virginia

Belmont Enslaved Cemetery

The largest cemetery for enslaved people in Loudoun County was almost lost to history, if not for the research of a minister.
Great Falls, Virginia

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

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

Dulles Airport Mobile Lounges

These unusual rooms on wheels are holdovers from the 1960s.
Herndon, Virginia

Kidwell Farm

Where pardoned turkeys once spent their all-too-brief final days.
Jefferson, Maryland

War Correspondents Memorial

One of the only memorials dedicated to journalists who died in combat.
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Boonsboro, Maryland

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Bizarre Cavern.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Birthplace of the Steamboat

A monument marks the location of the first successful steamboat demonstration.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Little House

True to its name, this little house presents like a dollhouse, and surprising details are revealed with a quick peek through the window.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherdstown Public Library

The "All-Seeing Eye of God" symbol on this library is a clue to one of the many former lives of this building.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin

A former pillar of the Black community in Ellicott City.
Charles Town, West Virginia

Gibson-Todd House

This striking Victorian Home with its 113-foot turret is best known as the site where abolitionist John Brown was executed in 1859.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Memorial

This Civil War monument was designed by an eccentric architect and Gettysburg veteran.
Nanjemoy, Maryland

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

The remnants of a wooden-hulled fleet built and abandoned in WWI, now home to a thriving ecosystem.
Alexandria, Virginia

P.O. Box 1142 Memorial

This simple stone memorial remembers a secret, Geneva Convention-defying interrogation base from WWII.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

True Treats

Time travel with sweets across history at this research-based candy store.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church

Built in the 1850s, this church was of the first five churches constructed in Harper's Ferry.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.