Benson’s Wild Animal Farm

Nestled in the quaint town of Hudson, New Hampshire, the remnants of Benson’s Wild Animal Farm evoke a bittersweet nostalgia, a forgotten era where exotic animals roamed and laughter filled the air. Established in 1924 by John Benson, this former zoo and amusement park was more than just a local attraction; it was a vivid […]

Thornton Gore Ghost Town

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Thornton Gore developed out of farming, in contrast to other White Mountain ghost towns, most of which were centered around the forestry sector. It took nearly 20 years, until 1781, for Thornton Gore to incorporate; the town took its name from Matthew Thornton, a resident of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and a signer of the Declaration […]

Redstone Granite Quarry

Redstone Granite Quarry in North Conway, New Hampshire

The Redstone Granite Quarry is one of the coolest abandoned quarries in New England. It is located in the iconic town of North Conway, New Hampshire which is a wonderful 4-season town. The quarry was founded in the late 1800s and opened in the village of Redstone. The village of Redstone was basically built around […]

Battery Farnsworth

Battery Farnsworth on Fort Constitution in New Castle, New Hampshire

Battery Farnsworth on Fort Constitution in New Castle, New Hampshire is an abandoned Endicott Period coastal gun battery. This was one of the first coastal gun batteries built during the Endicott Period when the US sought to boost its coastal defenses. Construction on Battery Farnsworth began in 1897 and it was finished in 1899. When […]

Portsmouth Naval Prison

Portsmouth Naval Prison in Kittery, Maine

If you have ever been driving around New Castle, New Hampshire, you have surely seen the Portsmouth Naval Prison. This massive abandoned building is architecturally stunning and it can be found on the island where the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located. The building was constructed on the former grounds of Camp Long between 1905 and […]

Franconia Iron Furnace

Franconia Iron Furnace in Franconia, New Hampshire

The Franconia Iron Furnace is a historic landmark located in Franconia, New Hampshire. Built in the early 19th century, the furnace was used to produce iron for the local mining industry and was a key part of the region’s economy for many years. Local granite was used to build the furnace. Firebrick is set in […]

Manchester B&M Switch Tower

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The Manchester B&M Switch Tower, also known as the MA Tower is a historic and abandoned building in Manchester, New Hampshire. This one-story brick structure was built in 1944 to replace two traditional wood towers. It stood alongside the Manchester and Lawrence Branch (M&L) and operated 24/7. The train directors stationed at the tower regulate […]

Nansen Ski Jump

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The Nansen Ski Jump in Milan, New Hampshire, is a historic landmark that once hosted some of the most exhilarating ski jumping competitions in the world. Today, it stands abandoned and in a state of disrepair, but its legacy lives on as a testament to the sport and the incredible feats of athleticism it inspired. […]

Yankee Siege Amusement Park

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The Yankee Siege is an abandoned Amusement Park located in Greenfield, New Hampshire. The amusement park was established in 2004 after a local farmer named Steven Seigar was inspired by a PBS documentary on medieval weaponry. The documentary was produced by NOVA and it highlighted the usage of 12th-century war devices called trebuchets. Seigar went […]