The Washington Post today released a new augmented reality experience, that highlights two of the 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the United States: Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.


Through 3D visuals and audio narration by The Post’s travel writer Andrea Sachs readers will be transported to each site, where they will learn more about the signature objects associated with the destination. The featured items are a bison from Yellowstone and Thomas Jefferson’s telescope, globe, revolving stand and polygraph.

After tapping the story, accessible via the Post’s classic app, readers can point their smartphone cameras at any flat surface in the room and the objects will appear. Users will see the life-size objects and be able to move freely around the animations, examining them from all angles. The experience is available for both iOS and Android devices.


Read more about the sites here.

The UNESCO augmented reality experience is sponsored by Lincoln Motor Company.