Boston
Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Lawrence, MA, USA

This antique mall has 100-plus dealers in more than 30,000 square feet. . .

Waltham, MA, USA

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation houses and displays machinery and artifacts of the American Industrial Revolution from the 19th and 20th centuries. . .

Salem, MA, USA

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery describes itself as "Salem's only monster museum" and as "a tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. . ."

Woburn, MA, USA

The Benjamin Thompson House is a historic house museum in Woburn, Massachusetts. . .

Salem, MA, USA

Jewelry, accessories, hats and more. . .

Salem, MA, USA

The heritage area covers all of Essex County, including 34 cities and towns. . .

Cambridge, MA, USA

This collection consists of historic scientific instruments amassed by Harvard University since 1672. . .

Cambridge, MA, USA

The Harvard Semitic Museum was founded in 1889. . .

Cambridge, MA, USA

The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is one of the largest and most diverse astrophysical institutions in the world. . .

Boston, MA, USA

Historic New England is a charitable, non-profit, historic preservation organization headquartered in Boston,. . .

Lowell, MA, USA

Lowell National Historical Park is a National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts operated by the National Park Service. . .

Salem, MA, USA

This shop sells gifts, jewelry and books, including a large selection of steampunk items. . .

Boston, MA, USA

The Massachusetts Archives is the state archive of Massachusetts. . .

Boston, MA, USA

The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history. . .

Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum occupies a pumping station that opened in 1887 to supply water to parts of Boston. . .

Cambridge, MA, USA

The MIT Museum is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. . .

Cambridge, MA, USA

The MIT Science Fiction Society is a student organization that maintains and administers a large publicly-accessible library of science fiction and fantasy books and magazines. . .

Haverhill, MA, USA

The Museum of Printing maintains a large collection of historic printing and typesetting equipment. . .

Boston, MA, USA

The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo located in Boston's Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. . .

Boston, MA, USA

This museum at Massachusetts General Hospital uses interactive displays, artifacts and photographs to trace the hospital's history from its founding in 1811. . .

Watertown, MA, USA

This museum began as a collection of antique plumbing equipment amassed in the 1950s by Charles Manoog. . .

Saugus, MA, USA

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is located about 10 miles northeast of downtown Boston in Saugus, Massachusetts. . .

Boston, MA, USA

Casual dining in South Boston with a neo-Victorian, steampunk atmosphere. . .

Haverhill, MA, USA

A steampunk-themed restaurant and coffee shop housed in a converted train depot. . .

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