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Offbeat Attractions in Greater Boston, MA

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Nick Altschuller
The middle of the 19th century saw the arrival of Transcendentalism, a philosophy grounded in the idea that intelligence "transcends" what we can decipher with our five senses, and true knowledge can be gleaned through intuition. It's a rather self-assured school of thought, which makes it no... read more
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The home of legendary patriot Paul Revere, where he began the famous “Midnight Ride,” was built in 1680 an... museumsofboston.org

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The Ether Dome

Boston, MA

The Ether Dome, in Boston, MA, was a working operating theater at the Massachusetts General Hospital between ... atlasobscura.com

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Ether Monument

Boston, MA

Also known as The Good Samaritan, Ether Monument is a statue and fountain located inside of Boston's Public G... atlasobscura.com

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A plaque memorializes the Boston location of one of the largest nightclub fires in history atlasobscura.com

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Worcester State Hospital

Wellesley Hills, MA

A spooky and decrepit mental health facility is slowly being replaced with newer digs atlasobscura.com

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Memorial to a beloved puppeteer as well as all street performers. atlasobscura.com

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The first bell ever cast in Boston was cast by Paul Revere...and sounded terrible atlasobscura.com

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The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby atlasobscura.com

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Each August, one of the largest religious (and food) celebrations in the country is held in Boston atlasobscura.com

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Old Burial Ground

Cambridge, MA

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years atlasobscura.com

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This headstone marks the grave of an 11-year-old boy killed during clashes in the streets over the boycotting... atlasobscura.com

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Ancient Crypt

Boston, MA

1100 souls found their resting place in the basement of Old North Church atlasobscura.com

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This funeral home had the honor, if that is the correct word, of hosting the funeral of the famous Sacco and ... atlasobscura.com

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One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location atlasobscura.com

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A school used as a model for public education across the country atlasobscura.com

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One woman’s obsession gave birth to this lovely oddity at the Boston Public Library atlasobscura.com

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Mather Home

Boston, MA

This ambitious father and son team reigned supreme over the North End, and witches, for many years atlasobscura.com

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The Plumbing Museum

Watertown, MA

One could probably count on one hand the number of minutes per day spent thinking about plumbing. For somethi... atlasobscura.com

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The macabre paintings created by famous suicide proponent Jack Kevorkian, or "Dr. Death" atlasobscura.com

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