Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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Civil War Spy Scroll

At the International Spy Museum is a small piece of paper that represents one of the most thrilling espionage sagas of the Civil War.

International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

 
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The Conch Republic

At Florida’s History Miami, a colorful flag represents a David-and-Goliath battle that rocked a tropical paradise.

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

 
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Cottingley Fairies

At the Salon de Majie, amidst relics and artifacts from magic’s rich history, a series of fantastical photos tell of 2 young girls who offered evidence of mystical creatures and whose claims sparked a wave of controversy.

Salon de Magie
6600 Smith Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

 
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Count Lustig’s Counterfeit Money

The Secret Service Museum showcases the hulking frame of an antique printing press which was used by a prolific conman to carry out one of the largest counterfeiting operations in US history.

Secret Service Museum
950 H St NW 912
Washington, DC 20223

 
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Denver Spiderman

Canyon City, Colorado is home to the Museum of Colorado Prisons.

201 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212

 
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Diamond Hoax

This museum tells the story behind a collection of false diamonds and the role they played in a glittering tale of discovery, power and greed.

Hardin County History Museum
201 W Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

 
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Don Bolles' Car

The Newseum showcases the mangled body of a car from the 1970s that tells of an intrepid journalist’s dogged pursuit of truth in the face of grave danger.

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

 
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Doyle and Houdini

The Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania has a captivating portrait that played a central role in a tale that pitted a master illusionist against a literary lion.

1433 N Main Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508

 

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