Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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76 Days Adrift

Documenting nearly 3,000 years of man’s history at sea, the Mariners’ Museum explains how a device sustained amateur sailor, Steve Callahan, through a historic, yet possibly tragic, quest for glory.

Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Dr
Newport News, VA 23601

 
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Annie Oakley

The Autry National Center in Los Angeles is the final resting place of the famed Annie Oakley's pistols.

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 
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Arsenic Anna

A rosary that belonged to a notorious criminal can be found at the Ohio Historical Society, which includes a museum along with its archives, library and preservation office.

Ohio Historical Society
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

 
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Atlas Missile

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park features more than 120 pieces of aircraft in their collection.

San Diego Air & Space Museum
Gillespie Field Annex
335 Kenney St
El Cajon, CA

 
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Battle of the Crater

At the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, a mangled sword bears the scars of an unprecedented, earth-shaking trauma. In what explosive military maneuver was this sword wielded, and how did it tip the balance of the Civil War?

428 North Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220

 
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Bogus Proclamation

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, displays a letter, signed by the former president himself, that was at the center of a story of deception, treachery and greed.

112 N Sixth St
Springfield, IL 62701

 
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Boss Tweed

At the Museum of the City of New York sits a small hollow figure of a portly man, a caricature of one of the Big Apple’s most influential -- and crooked -- politicians.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave
Manhattan, NY 10029

 
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Boston Strangler

The Museum of Crime and Punishment contains a simple switchblade which belonged to a man who many believe was one of Boston’s most notorious killers. Spanning decades, the case remains largely unsolved to this very day.

Museum of Crime and Punishment
575 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20004

 

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