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Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Boardwalk

Hundreds of personalized inscribed planks make up this historic boardwalk.
Westminster, Massachusetts

The Spite Wall

One man built this massive wall to keep his neighbor from complaining about working on Sundays.
Salem, Massachusetts

Proctor's Ledge

A quiet memorial marks the spot where the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were executed.
Matawan, New Jersey

Site of the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916

The creek where a shark wreaked terror upon New Jersey, and served as the inspiration for "Jaws."
Beacon, New York

Old Beacon Hat Mill

A 19th century hat factory still stands as a crumbling ruin in upstate New York.
Berlin, Massachusetts

Grave of Don Featherstone

The gravestone of the man who designed the plastic pink flamingo is adorned with his most famous creation.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Garden of Sweet Remembrance

All that remains of the Whittall mansion are the ruins of the formal garden and its pergola, dedicated to the late Matthew J. Whittall by his widow.
Amherst, New Hampshire

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

A 12,000-year-old bog boasting rare plants and fauna.
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkeley Weather Beacon

A beacon atop a downtown building provides Bostonians with weather forecasts and baseball news.
Brattleboro, Vermont

Retreat Tower

Designed as a place for patients to take in the scenery, this tower has a dark history.
Petersham, Massachusetts

Town of Dana

All that remains of this Massachusetts town, demolished in the name of progress, is a stone marker.
New Boston, New Hampshire

Grave of Sevilla Jones

This young woman's tombstone names her murderer, who is buried in the same cemetery.
Orange, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Peace Statue

The official peace statue of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Modern Diner

The first ever diner included on the National Register of Historic Places is famous for its custard French toast.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Plantation

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

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

Medfield State Hospital

Unlike other abandoned asylums this empty institution welcomes visitors, just don't go in the buildings.
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Flying Horses Carousel

The oldest platform carousel built in the United States continues to delight children in Martha’s Vineyard.
Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald Pothole

It would take 35 firetrucks to fill this enormous glacial pothole.
Washington, D.C.

The Adams Memorial

A haunting tribute to pioneering photographer Clover Adams.
Baltimore, Maryland

Grave of John Wilkes Booth

A blank headstone topped with a pile of pennies marks the final resting place of the infamous assassin.
Baltimore, Maryland

Elijah Bond's Ouija Board Grave

The man who first patented the Ouija board rests in peace beneath a headstone that playfully reflects that achievement.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.