New Hampshire April 14, 2020
Travel Back In Time By Visiting New Hampshire’s Very Own Stonehenge
You don’t have to travel oversees to see evidence of ancient civilizations. America’s Stonehenge is located in Salem, New Hampshire, and thousands of years old. This primitive construction is considered the oldest man-made structure in the United States of America.
Everybody knows about the famous Stonehenge in England, but very few people realize there is one right here in New Hampshire.
Dated at over 4,000 years old, this incredible man-made construction is considered to be one of the oldest in America.
It's an area filled with walls, chambers, and what may be ceremonial meeting places.
Experts aren't sure who built these ruins. It's been hypothesized to be a Native American culture, or even a migrant European group.
What they do know is that the spot was built by a culture that was knowledgeable about astronomy.
The entire site is actually a very accurate astronomical calendar. You can use the site to determine solar and lunar annual events. The people who constructed this also were talented in stone construction. The fact that these buildings still stand are a testament to the knowledge of building these chambers to last.
Your visit will be a self-guided one.
You can watch the video on the website to prepare you for your tour, and you can pick up a map outside the visitor's center. The trail itself is only half a mile long, with some uneven, rocky terrain.
This area is so fascinating that many known experts have come here to explore the ruins.
Dr. Berry Fell of Harvard University came to study the Ogham, Phoenician and Iberian Punic Scripts found around the property. He even wrote about them in his book, America B.C.
Ticket prices for this incredible place are currently on sale through their online shop.
Normally $13.00 for an adult, $7.50 for a child, and $11.00 for a senior, they've dropped. You can find order them at $10.00 for an adult, $5.00 for a child, and $9.00 for a senior. These low rates are only temporary, so even if you don't visit now, purchase them and hold on to use them later. Tickets purchased online never expire!
This amazing site is open every day, even now, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
They are currently only offering tickets online for a contact-less purchasing option. The gift shop will be closed, and only the restaurants will be operating, for safety measures.
Have you visited America’s Stonehenge? What did you think? Was it fascinating? Let us know in the comments below!
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