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Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
Boston, Massachusetts

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

This beautiful architectural gem was the first waste treatment facility in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fort Independence (Castle Island)

On a former island, this old fortification once used to protect the Boston Area and started Edgar Allan Poe in his military career.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Stone

A mysterious stone embedded at the base of a historic Boston building.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Earl of Sandwich

A men’s restroom became a sandwich shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ether Monument

Statue commemorating the use of ether in anesthesia.
Boston, Massachusetts

Central Burying Ground

American revolutionaries and British soldiers alike are buried here in the fourth-ever cemetery in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Liberty Tree

The former site of an all-but-forgotten colonial landmark is now remembered by an often overlooked bas relief.
Boston, Massachusetts

First Spiritualist Temple

America's original house of worship for Spiritualism, the religious movement based on communing with the dead.
Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge Smoot Measurements

In 1958, an MIT fraternity pledge laid down on this bridge and instituted a new, unique unit of measurement.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Emerson’s Pickle Factory Plaque

This unassuming stone commemorates a condiment factory gone up in smoke.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Old Powder House

Rising 30 feet in the air atop Quarry Hill, the Old Powder House is the oldest stone building in the state of Massachusetts.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Reliable Market

Eat first, shop later at this eatery within an Asian grocer.
Boston, Massachusetts

Potato Shed Memorial

Sacks of potatoes, made of cast stone, mark where the iconic potato sheds once stood along the river.
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.
Chesterton, Indiana

City West Ghost Town

The site of a 19th century "dream city" that almost rivaled Chicago before being swallowed by the Indiana sand dunes.