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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 Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is located at the original Chestnut Hill Reservoir and pumping station. Bu...


Jack Kevorkian, also known as "Dr. Death,"; was born in 1928 in Pontiac, MI, and received a medical degree wi...


On a former island, this old fortification once used to protect the Boston Area and started Edgar Allan Poe i...


The tomb of Increase Mather and his son Cotton, influential colonial ministers obsessed with the occult



Boston, MA

In 1930, Boston architect Chester Lindsay Churchill was commissioned to design the new Christian Science Publ...


Ancient Crypt

Boston, MA

Although the Congregationalist community tolerated the Anglicans" presence in Boston, they weren"t willing to...


Massachusetts memorial to murder victim Elizabeth Short near the spot where she was born


The unusual weathervane at the top of Faneuil hall almost looks big enough to have hopped up there 270 years ...


This parking garage was the site of what was - at the time - the largest cash robbery in history


In the main room of the small North End branch of the Boston Public Library, you"ll find an exact replica of ...


Rainbow Swash

Boston, MA

For the most part, commuting to work is no fun. But for a few thousand lucky Boston commuters, their drive is...


In World War II, more than two thousand citizens wanted a piece of the overseas action during the war, so the...


Once a theater, the ornate building that houses this beloved Chinese eatery has seen its share of stars over the ye...


The church had spent so much on the English bells that they couldn"t afford to hire a bell ringer. Until a fi...


The low-key, three-floor Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum embodies a woman who, for over three decades, assemb...


Tremont Temple

Boston, MA

The site where Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of "A Christmas Carol" in the US


This popular Boston haunt is reminiscent of a time gone by, when slow cafes and sweet-smelling smoke wafting ...


Located in Faneuil Hall, the headquarters of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts has...

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