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The dramatic staircase of Madame Sherri's Castle.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
42.8647, -72.5191
Fisher Museum Forestry Dioramas
Petersham, Massachusetts

Fisher Museum Forestry Dioramas

This series of landscape dioramas tell the story of New England forestry in exacting miniature detail.
42.5283, -72.1876
Yankee Siege Giant Mace
Greenfield, New Hampshire

Yankee Siege Trebuchet

This modern medieval weapon of war was built to toss pumpkins.
42.9543, -71.9217
Harvard Shaker Lollipop Graveyard
Harvard, Massachusetts

Harvard Shaker Lollipop Graveyard

This historic cemetery is filled with markers that look more like candy than was likely intended.
42.5312, -71.5551
Obelisk and Fence
Wilton, New Hampshire

Captain Sam Greele Monument

A small obelisk marks the spot where Captain Sam Greele was killed by a falling tree.
42.8210, -71.7831
The Swing Bridge-Pine St. Side
Milford, New Hampshire

The Swing Bridge

This historic mini-suspension bridge was swept away once but is now here to stay.
42.8366, -71.6457
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
45.9031, -123.9610
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
Oratory in the winter
Montreal, Québec

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.
45.4922, -73.6169
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
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Mortuary Bag No. 41
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Titanic Mortuary Bag at The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic

A morbid piece of memorabilia from the most famous shipwreck in current history is just one of the many poignant artifacts in this Canadian collection.
44.6413, -63.5682
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

The final resting place of 121 victims of the RMS Titanic, 42 of which may never be identified.
44.6610, -63.6214
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
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
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
40.7414, -74.0099
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 back of the menu at the Country Tavern Restaurant
Nashua, New Hampshire

Country Tavern Restaurant

Restaurant in a 1741 farmhouse that touts the story of its haunting on its menus.
42.7898, -71.5171
Close up of some of the "engraving"
Westford, Massachusetts

Westford Knight

Supposed Massachusetts Grave of a pre-Columbus Knight Templar.
42.6016, -71.4382
Gould House, where the small Monson museum is
Milford, New Hampshire

Monson, New Hampshire

The ghost town that was one of New Hampshire's first settlements now exists as a park detailing its history.
42.7856, -71.6199
Mount Monadnock, typically crowded.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Mount Monadnock

Known as one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this barren peak is permanently bald thanks to an anti-wolf fire.
42.8614, -72.1081
Parrish Shoes Sign
Keene, New Hampshire

Parrish Shoes Sign

A recreated sign from the movie Jumanji has become a makeshift tribute to the film's late star.
42.9337, -72.2787
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

The Bridge of Flowers

In the village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, a bridge is groomed to bloom beautifully with flowers all summer long.
42.6037, -72.7379
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Glacial Potholes

Over fifty whirling pools left by the glacial age.
42.6037, -72.7381