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We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Massachusetts’ Most Abandoned Places

Massachusetts has a long and storied history, and it has its fair share of fascinating ruins to prove it. While not all of the state’s abandoned spots are accessible, there are some that allow you to drive or hike right up. This road trip will take you across the state to some of the most interesting and easy-to-reach abandoned sites in Massachusetts.

Check out this interactive map for addresses and directions. Please note: some of these places have interiors or areas that are off-limits to the public. Please obey all trespassing laws and be respectful of others’ property when exploring.

8. Rutland Farm Prison Camp, Rutland

This abandoned prison camp can be found in the woods of a state park in Rutland. The complex was built in 1903 to house minor offenders like drunkards and petty thieves. Instead of being confined in a cell all day, the prisoners were expected to work the land and cultivate potatoes, as well as tend cows and chickens. In 1907, a tuberculosis hospital was added to the prison. It was finally abandoned in 1934, but the ruins are still standing and fully open to the public.

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Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.