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Rockport, Massachusetts

Paper House

An 80-year-old house built out of newspapers.
42.6745, -70.6299
Helpful hints in stone
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Dogtown & Babson Boulder Trail

A New England ghost town features a trail of boulders etched with intriguing life lessons.
42.6364, -70.6611
Gryphon sculpture by Paul Manship
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Crane Mansion on Castle Hill

Palatial mansion estate used in films including "Flowers in the Attic" and "The Witches of Eastwick."
42.6854, -70.7797
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
42.5860, -70.6926
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
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
42.3382, -71.0989
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
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
42.3200, -70.9287
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.
42.3683, -71.0554
Boston, Massachusetts

Memorial for Boston Light Keepers

Tragedy on Little Brewster Island memorialized.
42.3673, -71.0560
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
42.3674, -71.0570
Boston, Massachusetts

Ancient Crypt

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

Gruchy's Angels

Stolen goods adorn the organ at Old North Church.
42.3665, -71.0545
Many of the gravestones appear to be sinking into the ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
42.3670, -71.0561
Stairs up to the bell tower
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
42.3663, -71.0543
It's half the size of that car!
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
42.3669, -71.0562
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
42.3638, -71.0537
Boston, Massachusetts

North End "Peninsula"

What was once a true peninsula has now been filled in, causing the water to recede and leaving many streetside "waterfronts" and landlocked "islands."
42.3620, -71.0569
The Boston Stone
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Stone

A mysterious stone embedded at the base of a historic Boston building.
42.3619, -71.0567
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
42.3601, -71.0560
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562