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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Centerport, New York

Vanderbilt Museum

An eccentric playboy's astounding natural history collection.
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

The Whaling Museum

Whale bones, scrimshaw, and sperm oil make up just a part of this comprehensive collection of whaling history.
Ridge, New York

Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

The second-largest (of only two in the world) large particle collider is the underdog of experimental physics.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

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

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
Medford, Massachusetts

Black Dahlia Memorial

Massachusetts memorial to murder victim Elizabeth Short near the spot where she was born.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

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

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

A collection of full-size movie monsters opened to the public.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Salem, Massachusetts

Derby Square Bookstore

"Try not to knock anything over!"
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
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.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
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.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

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

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
Northport, New York

The Little Prince Statue

This graceful little figure is a one-of-a-kind version of the cherished character.
Yorklyn, Pennsylvania

Haines Shoe House

An outlandish shoe shaped house built by an eccentric millionaire.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
Oyster Bay, New York

Raynham Hall Museum

Spies, love letters, and ghost stories have all left their mark on this home-cum-museum.