Hoosac Tunnel Is A Desolate Tunnel From 1851 Hiding In Small Town Massachusetts
By E Jamar|Updated on September 20, 2023(Originally published September 20, 2020)
E Jamar is a published writer based in Milwaukee, WI. Despite being a Midwesterner at heart, you can often find them trekking throughout the states and discovering new hidden gems. When they're not traveling, you can find them discussing disability issues, cuddling their pug puppy, and checking out new local spots.
There are plenty of relics from long ago throughout the Bay State, but some have an eerie vibe about them. Hoosac Tunnel is a desolate-feeling tunnel that starts in North Adams and ends in the small town of Florida, Massachusetts. Not only does this tunnel date back to the 1850s, but it also holds a scary history within. Given the nickname “The Bloody Pit.” it’s easy to see that Hoosac Tunnel isn’t just any railroad tunnel. There’s a dark and gruesome past hiding behind this small town tunnel, and it’s downright bone-chilling. Let’s learn more about this historic tunnel hiding in the tiny town of Florida, and afterward, you can go visit if you dare.
Did you know the gruesome history behind the Hoosac Tunnel in small-town Massachusetts? Have you ever visited it? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
If you’re considering visiting the Hoosac Tunnel and planning an adventure to Western Massachusetts, I’d recommend staying at The Porches Inn in North Adams. While we’re at it, check out Coyote Flaco for some of the best Mexican food in Massachusetts.
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Is The Hoosac Tunnel still used?
Yes, the Hoosac Tunnel is still an active train tunnel. The 4.75-mile tunnel is a very active route for freight trains passing through Western Massachusetts, so do not try to walk through the tunnel.
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