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Salem, New Hampshire

Mystery Hill: America's Stonehenge

America's oldest archaeological site or a muddled case of wishful thinking.
42.8422, -71.2098
Brattle Book Shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
42.3547, -71.0621
The iron door that currently marks the entrance to the cave
Lynn, Massachusetts

Dungeon Rock

A cave dug by a man directed by ghosts to find pirate treasure.
42.4751, -70.9861
A mechanical collage at the museum.
Waltham, Massachusetts

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

A steampunk wonderland that preserves America's history of industrial innovation.
42.3732, -71.2346
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
Star Market jutting out over the highway
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
42.3506, -71.2089
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Ether Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Boston, Massachusetts

Ether Monument

Statue commemorating the use of ether in anesthesia.
42.3548, -71.0714
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.
42.3555, -71.0698
The Sacred Cod
Boston, Massachusetts

The Sacred Cod

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

First Spiritualist Temple

America's original house of worship for Spiritualism, the religious movement based on communing with the dead.
42.3506, -71.0799
Spring Lane, which was named after the Great Spring.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Great Spring

A tiny plaque marks the location of the water source that facilitated the birth of modern-day Boston.
42.3574, -71.0578
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Wreck of the E.C. Waters

No Gordon Lightfoot song, only a barebones monument to greed.
44.5152, -110.3852
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
Close up of the FDR memorial near the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Washington, D.C.

First FDR Memorial

One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.
38.8936, -77.0237
New York, New York

WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Magnificent New Deal Murals evoke a time when New York City harbor was one of the world's greatest and busiest ports.
40.7040, -74.0137
Boston, Massachusetts

All Saints Way

"Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone."
42.3664, -71.0526
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
The fully functional replica of the Turtle Submarine in CT
Essex, Connecticut

'Turtle' Submarine at Connecticut River Museum

This museum holds a fully-functional replica of the "Turtle," the first American submarine ever built.
41.3513, -72.3864
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
A book describing the man that is also made from.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum Skin Book

A morbid secret lies hidden within the beautiful walls of the Boston Athenaeum.
42.3581, -71.0623
The Stock Exchange Staircase as architectural sculpture
Boston, Massachusetts

Exchange Place Staircase to Nowhere

The remnants of a Gilded Age elegance preserved in the middle of a stark modern tower.
42.3585, -71.0562
Boston, Massachusetts

Ancient Crypt

1100 souls found their resting place in the basement of Old North Church.
42.3665, -71.0543
Boston, Massachusetts

Bell Ringing Chamber at Old North Church

The oldest working bell set in North America, the bells at Old North Church sat silent for their first four years in Massachusetts.
42.3663, -71.0544