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The ruins at Schoolmaster Hill
Boston, Massachusetts

Ruins of Schoolmaster Hill

Ralph Waldo Emerson spent two years living here decades before it became a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park.
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Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
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The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden
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.
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Ether Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Boston, Massachusetts

Ether Monument

Statue commemorating the use of ether in anesthesia.
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Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
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Tremont Temple
Boston, Massachusetts

Tremont Temple

The site where Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of "A Christmas Carol" in the US.
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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.
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USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned US Navy warship still afloat.
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Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Tomb of the Mather Family

The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult.
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Salada Tea Doors
Boston, Massachusetts

Salada Tea Doors

The history of the tea trade is told in bas-relief on this historic pair of Boston doors.
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Original stairs in the ruins, July 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Franklin Park's Overlook Shelter Ruins

The often-overlooked ruins of one of the first buildings designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Olmsted.
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Plaque
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Lobster Mickey

This "life-size" depiction of Mickey Mouse as a half-lobster is both whimsical and a bit creepy, standing guard over the Boston waterfront.
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Metropolitan Waterworks Museum.
Boston, Massachusetts

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Beautiful steampunk ghosts of early Massachusetts.
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Boston, Massachusetts

The Ether Dome

19th-century operating theatre in which the use of ether was first demonstrated - plus, a skeleton and a mummy!
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Photo by Elizabeth Evans
Boston, Massachusetts

Forest Hills Cemetery

A beautiful Victorian cemetery complete with miniature village.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Warren Anatomical Museum

Boston medical museum featuring the skull of famous medical case Phineas Gage.
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Backside of building
Cambridge, Massachusetts

O'Reilly Spite House

This is the house that spite built.
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Note the ring on the ceiling. Used for bed drapes or netting
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy.
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Canopy on Modica Way.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
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"DooDoo" sculpture.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Igor Fokin Memorial Sculpture

Memorial to a beloved puppeteer as well as all street performers.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
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The world's only Kronosaurus skeleton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.
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