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The Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774, as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855, was substantially remodeled in 1871, and was restored by the City of Alexandria in 1992.

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Take a Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is a revitalized waterfront with cobblestone streets, colonial houses and churches, museums, shops and restaurants.

Jerome, Arizona: "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America".

The museum boasts a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals, handblown glass, and medical equipment, much still in its original location.

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25 Reasons Wegmans Is The Greatest Supermarket The World Will Ever Know

Shopping at Wegmans is essentially a journey through a small, beautifully maintained, self-sustaining city.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. Named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. The center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances. George Washington's inaugural ball was held here. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Largest and most intact shipwreck in the world. Raised after more than 3 centuries in 1961. Sank to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor in 1628.

One of the coolest museums in the world, the Natural History Museum in Paris, Grand Gallery of Evolution.

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Massachusetts oldest (still standing) 17th century homes

The Pickman House is located on Charter Street in Salem, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1664.