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 the quarry. Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company established the quarry at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain. To run the quarry they hired employees and built them housing. Over the years, a church, boarding house, post office, railroad station, school, and many other buildings were established to support the quarry operations. At its height, the quarry employed over 300 men.
The quarry remained operational from 1884 to 1948. After closing down, the land was sold to the state and eventually turned into a public park. Today, the abandoned quarry property is a popular place to explore for locals, hikers, historians, and tourists. Fortunately, there are a lot of cool abandoned things to see at this location. There are decrepit structures, quarry equipment, pills of granite slabs, and still-standing wooden derricks.
- Year Established: 1884
- Year Abandoned: 1948
- Original Function: Granite quarry established by the Maine and New Hampshire Granite Company