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New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering
42.3600, -71.0562
USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest US Navy warship still afloat.
42.3727, -71.0531
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere
42.3638, -71.0537
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
The Elephant house
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Edward Gorey House

Eclectic collections, artwork, and some feline friends fill the writer's former home
41.7054, -70.2422
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha from Bewitched
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched"
42.5213, -70.8959
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel
42.5218, -70.8835
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
40.6729, -73.9901
Newcomb, New York

Tahawus

An old abandoned mining town in The Adirondacks where Theodore Roosevelt first learned of the shooting of President William McKinley
44.0631, -74.0623
Kingfisher's Tower
Cooperstown, New York

Kingfisher Castle

A sewing machine tycoon built this miniature castle for the people, to better beautify a lakeshore.
42.7283, -74.9061
Beardslee Castle
Little Falls, New York

Beardslee Castle

Not even a series of devastating fires could keep this odd castle in upstate New York from bouncing back
43.0081, -74.7475
Secret Caverns
Howes Cave, New York

Secret Caverns

Discovered by cows, these upstate New York show caves are presented with a healthy dose of psychedelic folk art
42.7096, -74.3920
Bust of the man himself high on Pratt Rock
Prattsville, New York

Pratt Rock - New York's Mount Rushmore

Believe It or Not, Ripley once called this chiseled mountainside “New York’s Mount Rushmore”.
42.3120, -74.4228
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Petrified Sea Garden
Saratoga Springs, New York

Petrified Sea Garden

The first evidence of some of the Earth's earliest life was found in this fossilized undersea grotto
43.0831, -73.7846