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Lancaster, Massachusetts

The Big Apple of New England

The biggest apple in all of New England stands 10 feet tall and weighs over 1,000 pounds.
West Springfield, Massachusetts

Josiah Day House

The oldest brick saltbox house in America.
Amherst, Massachusetts

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Founded by the famed children's book artist, this museum spreads an appreciation of the arts through picture books.
Westminster, Vermont

Grave of William French

This man's death led (indirectly) to Vermont's independence in 1777.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

1758 Sun Inn

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin all slept at this humble inn.
Windsor, Connecticut

Ephraim Huit Grave

The oldest headstone in Connecticut.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House

This unassuming Massachusetts residence was built with a trap door to hide escapees on the Underground Railroad.
Sterling, Massachusetts

Mary Had a Little Lamb Statue

This wooly sculpture supposedly marks the birthplace of a famous nursery rhyme, or not.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Dean Hill Cemetery

Burial ground for revolutionary veterans attracts tall tales, ghost hunters, not enough historians and preservationists.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Rollstone Boulder

In order to save this beloved rock, locals blew it up and put it back together piece by piece.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

One of America's first spies started out as a teacher in this little red one-room schoolhouse.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Moodus Noises

The Connecticut village named for its subterranean thunder.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Johnsonville Village

This picturesque Victorian ghost town was once a thriving mill community.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
Middletown, Connecticut

Wangunk Statue

In a Connecticut park, a statue pays tribute to the Indigenous people of this land.
Middletown, Connecticut

Joseph Barratt's Grave

The gravestone of an eccentric Connecticut doctor features dinosaur tracks and a pair of fossil tree casts.
Middletown, Connecticut

Sergeant Stubby Statue

This statue honoring the most decorated dog of World War I stands in a Connecticut park.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Timexpo Museum

This strangely amalgamated museum explores the history of the Timex clock company as well as archaeology.
Rutland, Massachusetts

Rutland Prison Camp

The ruins of a Massachusetts prison farm can still be found crumbling the woods of a state park.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Grave of Joseph Palmer

The right to a full beard is honored by the grave of a man who was attacked and jailed due to his facial hair.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed

The proud hometown of an American legend has honored their favorite son with what seems to be a gravestone.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Johnny Ro Veterans Memorial Park

Funded entirely by volunteers and donors this military memorial features a tank with a comedy line on its barrel.
Hampton, New Hampshire

Moulton Mansion

The mansion and cenotaph of the New Hampshire Faust.
Hampton, New Hampshire

Eunice "Goody" Cole Memorial Stone

A stone memorial erected for New Hampshire's only convicted witch.