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Haverhill, Massachusetts

Bradford College

A defunct all-girls college which may be the resting place of H.P. Lovecraft's real-life Necronomicon.
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Rob Zombie Sign

Welcome sign announcing Haverhill, MA, as the birthplace of horror rocker/artist/director Rob Zombie.
Danvers, Massachusetts

Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial

Memorial of the Salem witchcraft hysteria in the town of Danvers, where it all began.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

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

The Witch House of Salem

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

Warren Anatomical Museum

This Boston medical museum features the skull of the famous medical case of Phineas Gage.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

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

Mapparium

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

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

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

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum Skin Book

A morbid secret lies hidden within the beautiful walls of the Boston Athenaeum.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and zoological curiosities for sale.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
Granger, Washington

Hisey Dinosaur Park

In Washington's Yakima Valley lies a town "where dinosaurs roam."