Mysteries at the Museum Travel Guide

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Boston Strangler

The Museum of Crime and Punishment contains a simple switchblade which belonged to a man who many believe was one of Boston’s most notorious killers. Spanning decades, the case remains largely unsolved to this very day.

Museum of Crime and Punishment
575 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20004

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Boston Tea Party Museum

At the Boston Tea Party Museum, visitors get a rare glimpse at one of only 2 surviving tea crates from the infamous event and learn of the mysterious circumstances around one of the nation’s most iconic moments.

Boston Tea Party Museum
306 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

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Brassiere Brigade

At the St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida, a 1950s-era brassiere played a strange role in one of the most salacious scams the nation has ever seen. So, what unexpected boost did this fashion provide in a titillating scheme of deception?

335 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Bride of Frankenstein

At the Fort East Martello Museum, a cracked funerary plaque that once adorned a beautiful woman’s grave now tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead.

East Mortello Fort & Museum
3501 S Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL

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Bugsy Seigel

At the Los Angeles Police Museum, twisted bullet fragments are all that remain of a notorious gangster’s brutal mob-land slaying that shocked tinsel town and remains shrouded in mystery.

LA Police Museum
6045 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Carrie Nation

The city of Bardstown is known as the Bourbon Capital of the World and is home to the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey. But one of its most intriguing objects is a hatchet that belonged to an activist who fought for temperance.

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey
114 North Fifth St
Bardstown, KY 40004

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Chemist’s War

A dusty glass bottle on display at the Museum of the American Gangster speaks to a terrifying outbreak that sent shockwaves throughout the city during the Prohibition era.

Museum of the American Gangster
80 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003

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Child Warrior

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, TX, is home to a handmade talisman worn by a courageous young teenager who surmounted a harrowing fate on the American frontier.

2503 Fourth Ave, Canyon, TX 79015


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