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Somerville, Massachusetts

Emerson’s Pickle Factory Plaque

This unassuming stone commemorates a condiment factory gone up in smoke.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Old Powder House

Rising 30 feet in the air atop Quarry Hill, the Old Powder House is the oldest stone building in the state of Massachusetts.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
Waltham, Massachusetts

Usen Castle

This castle constructed in 1928 was crafted from drawings of Lismore Castle in Ireland.
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
Weston, Massachusetts

Norumbega Tower

This tower pays homage to a legendary Viking fort established in Massachusetts that never really existed.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Site of Emma Goldman's Ice Cream Shop

On a side street near the interstate is the building where the famous anarchist once owned an ice cream parlor.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Burnside Fountain - Turtle Boy

The Burnside Fountain and its questionable interpretation.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester Common Burial Ground

A grave surprise in the downtown area of New England's second-largest city.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Precious Blood Cemetery

This cemetery is home to numerous granite headstones that are works of art unto themselves.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Sapphire City House

A home decorated by its owner with eye-catching and captivating assemblages of found objects
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

The world's largest piece of copyrighted artwork.
Boston, Massachusetts

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

This beautiful architectural gem was the first waste treatment facility in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fort Independence (Castle Island)

On a former island, this old fortification once used to protect the Boston Area and started Edgar Allan Poe in his military career.
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

An easy-to-miss garden in Boston's North End honors the mother of JFK and others who lost children in WWII.
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
Hull, Massachusetts

The Murder Holes of Fort Warren

Civil War-era Fort designed to withstand invasion and attack, with tricky traps called "murder holes."
Hingham, Massachusetts

World's End

Plans for this peninsula included houses, the United Nations Headquarters, and a nuclear power plant. When none of them worked out, it became an expansive park.
Hull, Massachusetts

Paragon Carousel

The last remaining attraction from Paragon Park.
New London, Connecticut

Ye Antientist Burial Ground

One of the earliest graveyards in the region.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Elfland

A tiny town in an empty lot was the work of a local eight-year-old.
North Miami Beach, Florida

The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery

St Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church, better known as one of the oldest European buildings in the Western Hemisphere.