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The old print shop at Brook Farm
Boston, Massachusetts

Brook Farm

Site of a famous 19th-century transcendentalist utopian community, now abandoned.
42.2914, -71.1741
Jamaica Pond Bench
Boston, Massachusetts

Jamaica Pond Bench

From bench to vandalism to art, this silly prank seat was funny enough to become permanent.
42.3188, -71.1179
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
The monument.
Boston, Massachusetts

Potato Shed Memorial

Sacks of potatoes, made of cast stone, mark where the iconic potato sheds once stood along the river.
42.3719, -71.0658
The world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator demonstrates the power of electricity.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
42.3676, -71.0707
The Frederick Law Olmsted designed Emerald Necklace at The Fenway Victory Gardens.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Victory Gardens

One of the last remaining World War II Victory Gardens in the U.S. is quietly growing across from Fenway Park.
42.3459, -71.0943
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
The entryway to the rose garden.
Boston, Massachusetts

Kelleher Rose Garden

Boston's own secret garden, hidden in the heart of the city.
42.3419, -71.0949
Photo by Elizabeth Evans
Boston, Massachusetts

Forest Hills Cemetery

A beautiful Victorian cemetery complete with miniature village.
42.2953, -71.1061
The Mother Church
Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

This impressive Boston holy house is the American mecca for Christian scientists.
42.3444, -71.0857
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of St. Anthony's Feast

Each August, one of the largest religious (and food) celebrations in the country is held in Boston.
42.3664, -71.0579
Boston, Massachusetts

98 Prince Street

The infamous Boston Mob ran rackets from an office here in the 1970s.
42.3657, -71.0563
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
Boston, Massachusetts

All Saints Way

"Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone."
42.3664, -71.0526
The ruins at Schoolmaster Hill
Boston, Massachusetts

Ruins of Schoolmaster Hill

Ralph Waldo Emerson spent two years living here decades before it became a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park.
42.3037, -71.0960
Salada Tea Doors
Boston, Massachusetts

Salada Tea Doors

The history of the tea trade is told in bas-relief on this historic pair of Boston doors.
42.3497, -71.0716
Boston, Massachusetts

Lobster Mickey

This "life-size" depiction of Mickey Mouse as a half-lobster is both whimsical and a bit creepy, standing guard over the Boston waterfront.
42.3603, -71.0559
Boston, Massachusetts

Cocoanut Grove Fire Plaque

A plaque memorializes the Boston location of one of the largest nightclub fires in history.
42.3500, -71.0681
Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester State Hospital

A spooky and decrepit mental health facility is slowly being replaced with newer digs.
42.2784, -71.7692
Rob Zombie "Welcome" sign
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Rob Zombie Sign

Welcome sign announcing Haverhill, MA, as the birthplace of horror rocker/artist/director Rob Zombie.
42.8074, -71.0449
Easton, Massachusetts

Borderland State Park Mansion

The sprawling, eccentric estate of Ames and Ames, a brilliant botanist, and a genius inventor and artist.
42.0656, -71.1092
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
42.5218, -70.8835
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
42.4405, -71.3345