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Boston, Massachusetts

First Spiritualist Temple

America's original house of worship for Spiritualism, the religious movement based on communing with the dead.
Boston, Massachusetts

Salada Tea Doors

The history of the tea trade is told in bas-relief on this historic pair of Boston doors.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge was converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
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.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Satanic Temple

The headquarters in Salem doubles as an occult art gallery.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors the author's groundbreaking family story.
Jefferson, Maryland

War Correspondents Memorial

One of the only memorials dedicated to journalists who died in combat.
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Baltimore, Maryland

George Peabody Library

It's not hard to see why the historic Peabody Conservatory of Music's library has been described as a "cathedral of books."
Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Lawrence, Kansas

Museum of Odd

The quirky collection includes treasures like Elvis' underwear, Bob Barker's toothbrush, and hundreds of sock monkeys.
Hartford, Connecticut

Charter Oak Frame

A portrait of the Charter Oak hangs in a frame made from the Charter Oak.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Miramont Castle Museum

A beautiful and unusual building that features numerous architectural styles.
Leadville, Colorado

Temple Israel Museum

This fully restored synagogue explores the American Jewish experience along the old frontier.
Leadville, Colorado

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

An enthusiastically interactive mining museum that won't let black lung ruin the fun.
Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.