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Witch Dungeon Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
42.5226, -70.8972
Boston, Massachusetts

The Earl of Sandwich

A men’s restroom became a sandwich shop.
42.3551, -71.0656
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
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
Kentucky Floral Clock
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky Floral Clock

This huge clock made of flowers and simple machinery was once used a political weapon.
38.1860, -84.8764
Grave of Daniel Boone
Frankfort, Kentucky

Grave of Daniel Boone

This grave marks the final resting place of a legendary frontiersman... unless it doesn't.
38.1938, -84.8661
The rebuilt Amistad
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
41.3614, -71.9662
Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Graveyard
Danvers, Massachusetts

Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Graveyard

This historic graveyard monument is dedicated to a tragic victim of witch trial hysteria.
42.5584, -70.9483
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
42.3586, -83.0215
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
42.3287, -83.0445
The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden.
39.9656, -75.1810
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
42.3674, -71.0570
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
42.3601, -71.0560
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
The Steaming Kettle Sign
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
42.3593, -71.0592
Rockport, Massachusetts

Paper House

An 80-year-old house built out of newspapers.
42.6745, -70.6299
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
42.3015, -71.0452
This early illustration reflects the extreme interest and reaction to the massacre by the colonists
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
42.3581, -71.0578
Helpful hints in stone
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Dogtown & Babson Boulder Trail

A New England ghost town features a trail of boulders etched with intriguing life lessons.
42.6364, -70.6611
A long view of one of the many incarnations of Modica Way.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
42.3649, -71.1022
A man attempts to reach the flag during the courtesy round of the Greasy Pole
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
42.6085, -70.6671
Gryphon sculpture by Paul Manship
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Crane Mansion on Castle Hill

Palatial mansion estate used in films including "Flowers in the Attic" and "The Witches of Eastwick."
42.6854, -70.7797
The Sacred Cod
Boston, Massachusetts

The Sacred Cod

No one messes with the Massachusetts sacred cod, not this time...
42.3588, -71.0638