Travel Back In Time By Visiting New Hampshire's Very Own Stonehenge
There’s no need to travel all the way to the United Kingdom to visit Stonehenge. We’ve got our own version right here in New Hampshire and it’s full of history. It’s known as America’s Stonehenge and you can visit this mysterious place for yourself. Come see why this spot continues to intrigue generations of explorers. This is one area in the Granite State that must be seen to be believed.
America's Stonehenge is located in Salem, New Hampshire.
This unique archaeological site consists of large rocks and stone structures, spanning nearly 30 acres.
America's Stonehenge remains mysterious, as its origins are conflicting, depending on who you talk to.
According to the official website, this marvel is over 4,000 years old. Like the Stonehenge in Europe, America's Stonehenge is also said to reflect an accurate astronomical calendar.
Others say that the structures were likely placed in the 18th and 19 centuries by local farmers for various reasons.
For example, the "sacrificial stone," that some say has grooves for blood, was actually believed to be grooved by farmers to extract lye from wood ashes.
For a while this area was named Mystery Hill, until 1982. It was then renamed and re-branded to America's Stonehenge.
Hoax or historic marvel? No matter what you believe, America's Stonehenge remains an interesting place to visit.
While exploring the area, be sure to also check out the gift shop and resident alpacas.
2020 admission rates are:
Seniors (65+): $11
Ages 5-12: $7.50
Ages 4 & under: Free
Learn more about America’s Stonehenge by visiting the
website. You can also follow the official Facebook page for photos around the area and more.
Interested in exploring more historic places around the Granite State? Then check out 9 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In New Hampshire.
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105 Haverhill Rd, Salem, NH 03079, USA