Fort Hill Tower (Cochituate Standpipe)

Fort Hill Tower, also known as the Cochituate Standpipe, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts

The Fort Hill Tower, also known as the Cochituate Standpipe, commands attention from its perch atop historic Highland Park, overlooking the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Initially conceived in 1869 by architect Nathaniel Bradlee as a water storage facility, this Gothic Revival masterpiece was designed to harness water from Lake Cochituate in Natick for local […]

Old Rifle Range

Old Rifle Range foundations and machinery in Concord, Massachusetts

The Old Rifle Range in Concord, Massachusetts is one of the most unique places to explore. All the remains of the range can be seen along a public trail. In 1908, the Massachusetts General Court sanctioned the establishment of rifle ranges for cities and towns with volunteer Militia. Concord, part of the First Brigade, 6th […]

American Powder Mills

American Powder Mills ruins in Concord, Massachusetts

The American Powder Mills in Concord, Massachusetts was once a major manufacturing complex. Gunpowder was manufactured at this site from 1835 to 1929. After some tragic explosions, the mills were abandoned and now sit in ruins. The American Powder Mills constituted a significant gunpowder manufacturing complex situated along the Assabet River in Massachusetts. Spanning across […]

Springdale Mill Village Ghost Town

Springdale Mill Village Ghost Town foundations sitting in ruins in Holden, Massachusetts

The Spingdale Mill Village Ghost Town in Holden, Massachusetts is an old community site that was established in 1873 but sits in ruins. The Springdale Mill Village was formed after the Springdale Woolen Mill was established in 1864. The woolen mill started with a 85-foot dam across the Quinapoxet River which was quickly extended to […]

Springdale Woolen Mill

Springdale Woolen Mill ruins in Holden, Massachusetts

The ruins of the Spingdale Woolen Mill in Holden, Massachusetts tell the story of a bygone era when manufacturing was done locally. These ruins can be found about a mile and a half from the Mass Central Rail Trail trailhead in Holden, Massachusetts. The rail trail is a wonderful public resource. Located snugly between the […]

Kristoff Pig Farm

Remains of the abandoned Kristoff Pig Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts

Nestled in the heart of Sterling, Massachusetts, lies the abandoned Kristoff Pig Farm, a relic of New England’s agricultural past that now stands as a haunting reminder of bygone days. Once a thriving hub of pork production, this sprawling property tells a story of ambition, success, and eventual decline. In the 1940s, brothers George and […]

Moose Hill Cistern

Nestled within the serene Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, Massachusetts, lies a fascinating relic from the past—the Moose Hill Cistern. This intriguing structure, found along the Bluff Trail, piques the curiosity of explorers who stumble upon it. Despite its obscurity, the Moose Hill Cistern is a remarkable piece of history. Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, […]

Foxborough State Hospital

Nestled in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, the abandoned Foxborough State Hospital stands as a haunting yet fascinating relic of a bygone era in psychiatric care. Established in 1889 as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, it was an innovative response to the treatment of alcoholism, a pioneering move in mental health care. However, […]

Norfolk Airport

Abandoned Norfolk Airport, also known as the Henan-Menon Memorial Airport, in Norfolk, Massachusetts

The abandoned Norfolk Airport, once known as the Henan-Menon Memorial Airport, is a place steeped in history and shrouded in an eerie veil of mystery, situated in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Established in the mid-20th century, the airport was initially a bustling hub for aviation enthusiasts, but now it lies in quiet abandonment, offering a unique and […]