Seaside Sanatorium

The Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, Connecticut, stands as a hauntingly beautiful testament to medical history and architectural elegance. This abandoned facility, with its sweeping views of Long Island Sound, has a rich history as the first medical institution designed for the heliotropic treatment of tuberculosis in children. Its Tudor Revival architecture, a creation of the […]

Adams Mill Dams

The old abandoned Adams Mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is a hidden gem with a rich history and intriguing remnants of its industrial past. Nestled behind what was once a world-class paper mill, this site now boasts several abandoned dams and structures that can be explored along the Adams Mill Trail. The adventure begins at the […]

Camp Nepaug

Camp Nepaug in Burlington, Connecticut, offers a window into the past, a glimpse of a bygone era when it served as a refuge for those affected by the Great Depression. Nestled within the 1,352-acre Nassahegon State Forest, this now-abandoned camp holds a unique historical significance and an air of mystery that beckons to be explored. […]

Suburban Park

Hidden within the charming Unionville Village of Farmington, Connecticut, lies the intriguing and long-forgotten remains of Suburban Park, also known as Rainbow Park. While time has reclaimed much of its former glory, this amusement park holds a unique place in history and offers an extraordinary destination for exploration. Suburban Park, or Rainbow Park as it […]

Beckley Iron Furnace

In the heart of North Canaan, Connecticut, lies a remarkable relic of America’s industrial past: the Beckley Iron Furnace. This 19th-century iron-making blast furnace, now a state-owned historic site, stands as a testament to the once-thriving iron industry that played a pivotal role in shaping America. As part of a 12-acre state park established in […]

Old Newgate Prison

Old Newgate Prison in East Granby, Connecticut, presents a fascinating dive into the early American struggle with crime, punishment, and industrial exploitation. This site, now preserved as the Old Newgate Prison & Copper Mine Archaeological Preserve, offers a unique window into a multifaceted history that intertwines a colonial-era copper mine and Connecticut’s first official state […]

Shade Swamp Sanctuary

Nestled in Farmington, Connecticut, lies the captivating and long-abandoned Shade Swamp Sanctuary. This remarkable animal sanctuary, which dates back to the 1920s, is a relic of the Depression Era and offers a glimpse into a bygone era. It has remained untouched since the 1960s, and today, the sanctuary and its surrounding land are open to […]

Old Stanley Mansion

Nestled within New Britain, Connecticut, lies the intriguing and picturesque Old Stanley Mansion ruins, a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This fascinating structure is situated along a public trail within A.W. Stanley Park. To embark on this adventure, I journeyed to New Britain, a city I had not visited before. The drive was delightful, […]

Abandoned Cedar Hill Rail Yard

Abandoned Cedar Hill Rail Yard in North Haven, Connecticut

The Cedar Hill Rail Yard is a classification yard located in New Haven, North Haven, and Hamden, Connecticut. It was built by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad in the early 1890s and was modernized in the 1920s. During World War II, it handled more than 5,000 railroad cars per day, but its […]

Rocky Hill Foundry

Abandoned Rocky Hill Foundry in Rocky Hill, Connecticut

The Rocky Hill Foundry, once operated by the Connecticut Foundry Company, is now an iconic abandoned location located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The once-thriving foundry is now falling apart and being reclaimed by nature. History of the Rocky Hill Foundry Rocky Hill was settled by Europeans in 1650 and quickly became a popular town for […]