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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.
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.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

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

The Ether Dome

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

Edgar Allan Poe Square

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

Caffe Vittoria

The oldest Italian cafe in Boston, this spot also serves as a veritable museum of vintage coffee ephemera.
Newport, Rhode Island

Cornè House

The home of the artist credited with introducing the tomato to the American diet.
Newport, Rhode Island

Hunter House

The first newspaper printed by an expeditionary force was published in this colonial mansion.
Newport, Rhode Island

Grave of Ann Franklin

The widow of Benjamin Franklin's brother became the first female newspaper editor in the United States.
Newport, Rhode Island

Rose Island Lighthouse

You can spend the night as an honorary lighthouse keeper in this quaint, historic beacon.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
East Providence, Rhode Island

Little Neck Cemetery

An ancient cemetery with some historic bodies underfoot.
Middletown, Rhode Island

Irish Lot

This historic Rhode Island mini-cemetery features a number of headstones run through with mysterious holes.
Providence, Rhode Island

Roger Williams Root

The vaguely man-shaped root that ate the body of the founder of Rhode Island.
Newport, Rhode Island

The Bells

A crumbling stone stable and carriage house are all that remain of a manse that was once filled with Egyptian artifacts.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

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

Site of the Bernardine Wiget Boys School

The location of one of the first private Catholic schools in the country, providing a valuable sanctuary during the tumultuous period when Protestant and Catholic students were at odds.