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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...


The Ether Dome

Boston, MA

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


Ether Monument

Boston, MA

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


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


Worcester State Hospital

Wellesley Hills, MA

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


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


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


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


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


Old Burial Ground

Cambridge, MA

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


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


Ancient Crypt

Boston, MA

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


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


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


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


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


Mather Home

Boston, MA

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


The Plumbing Museum

Watertown, MA

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


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

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