Sinking Springs Cemetery

Sinking Springs Cemetery, Photo taken by Hannah History: Located in Abington Virginia, the Sinking Spring Cemetery was established in 1773 as a burial ground by Presbyterian Church. As this cemetery was created for members of the Presbyterian Church, the Reverend, Charles Cummings, also had a log cabin house built on the 11 acres of cemetery [...]

The Lord Baltimore Hotel

History: Located at 20 West Baltimore Street in Maryland, the Lord Baltimore Hotel was designed by William Lee Stoddart in 1928. During this time, it was the era of the Great Depression and some think the height of the building was a factor in several tragedies during that time. The hotel closed in 1982, needed [...]

Sunken Hill Battlefield

The trail on the battlefield, taken by Hannah. History: Located in Fredericksburg Virginia at Sunken Road, The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought on December 11-15, 1862. This battle marked another unsuccessful attempt by the Union army to move south against the Confederate capital at Richmond. The Union suffered over 12,600 casualties and the Confederate losses [...]

Alcatraz Prison

History: Located in the San Francisco Bay in California, the small island of Alcatraz was developed with various facilities such as a lighthouse, military prison, and federal prison from 1934 until 1963. This island is home to the earliest abandoned prison, oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and early military establishments. During its time as [...]

St. Albans Sanatorium

St. Albans today, photo found on Colonial Ghosts/Credit to the Maryland Ghost Trackers History: Located in Radford Virginia, St. Albans Sanatorium was first built and used as a private preparatory high school for boys in 1892 by Professor George W. Miles. Miles envisioned this school as a place where boys would learn to be “future [...]

Graffiti House

History: Located in Brandy Station Virginia, the Graffiti House was constructed in 1858 by James Barbour and is one of the only remaining structures that was built before the American Civil War. The house was built near the Orange & Alexandra Railroad and because of this, the house was considered a strategic location that was [...]

Bunny Man Bridge

History: Located in Fairfax Virginia, the Bunny Man Bridge is an urban legend that began in the 1970 with several different variations of the tale. This bridge located at 6497 Colchester Road is also an overpass for trains which was built in 1906, part of the Civil War era of railroad stations. While there is [...]

Weems-Botts Museum

History: Located at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries Virginia, the Weems-Botts House has been a historical landmark since the 1700’s. Built in 1749, this house was originally built to serve as a vestry, a sacred place to keep religious items, for the Quantico Church. Along with the House, there is the Weems-Botts Museum Annex that [...]