10 Abandoned Places In Massachusetts That Nature Is Reclaiming
Mother Nature always wins in the end, and these ten abandoned sites across Massachusetts are proof. These places were all once important or luxurious, but they’re now decaying in the most fascinating ways. Take a look at these abandoned spots across the state with incredible histories.
Please note: some of these places are off-limits to the public. Please obey all trespassing laws and be respectful of others’ property.
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8. Steinert Hall, Boston
There’s a secret theater buried beneath the streets of Boston, and almost no one knows it exists. Situated beneath the Steinhert Building in Boston, the oldest music store in the United States, Steinhert Hall was once one of the most sought-after concert halls in the world. Built in 1896, it was abandoned in 1942 due to new fire codes. However, almost everything inside the theater has remained intact. Watch the video above by The Boston Globe for a rare glimpse into this buried treasure.
9. Rocking Horse Graveyard, Lincoln
Also called “Ponyhenge,” this bizarre arrangement of broken-down rocking horses, horse figurines and hobby horses is one of the strangest roadside attractions in the state. The horses first started appearing in 2010, and no one knows who is leaving them or why. The often change formation, and the herd is growing all the time. Take a look at this video from YouTube channel “Exploring With John” to see more of the mysterious site.
10. Truro Air Force Base, Truro
This abandoned air force base includes over 50 deserted homes and buildings. Built in 1994, this place operated during the Cold War to scan the airwaves around Cape Cod to detect Soviet bombers. It features an abandoned bowling alley, dining hall and plenty of family residences. Check out the video above from YouTube channel “Exploring With Josh” to look inside this abandoned site.