These 16 Unbelievable Ruins In Vermont Will Transport You To The Past

Have you ever looked at an abandoned building in Vermont and have been moved, saddened and inspired by its beauty all at once? Well, you’re not alone. Looking at pictures of ruins has become a favorite subject of internet searches and photo galleries. But what exactly is so compelling about these images of historic ruins in Vermont?

Well, for one, the ruins we see in Vermont lack the hustle and bustle of a living society, as well as the constant stream of physical and sensory litter and detritus that inherently accompany it. We as humans have a tendency to romanticize the past, so it’s no wonder that people today are drawn to pictures of ruins and other structures that have been long left in a state of disrepair. It’s easy to transpose the ruins’ current stillness onto the original time period and often leave the viewer remarking about how life must have been back then. Perhaps we are simply attracted to ruins because we’ve removed the human “noise” we associate with society.

But after looking at these amazing photos, it’s easy to see why society has become so interested in these types of photos. The colors, textures, and compositions are so natural that it’s wonderfully compelling. While it’s often sad to see places neglected and abandoned, it also gives us the ability to see a bit of Vermont history for ourselves.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Are there any other historic sites in Vermont you find intriguing and unbelievable? Would you add any other unique places in Vermont to this list?

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Address: Hyde Manor, Sudbury, VT 05733, USA
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November 12, 2020

Can I visit any abandoned places in Vermont?

Yes, but it depends on the area and abandoned attraction you visit. You can access some abandoned places in Vermont, but, for other places, it will not be safe for entering, but you will still be able to explore the outside and/or the neighboring area. Check out this article HERE where you can learn about a scary road trip that will lead you to some pretty creepy and spooky abandoned places in Vermont. before visiting abandoned places, make sure you are being safe and responsible. Happy haunted exploring!

What are the scariest haunted attractions in Vermont?

Emily’s bridge, a covered bridge that is reportedly haunted by a girl named Emily, is a place that continually haunts Vermonters, according to legend. The story goes that Emily died a gruesome death on the bridge and now her spirit presides over the bridge and haunts passersby. Another haunted attraction in Vermont is the Eddy House in Chittendon. The house and the family have a long history of eerie and terrifying behavior, full of ghosts and haunting room.

Where can I find more of the best photos of Vermont?

If you are looking for more old historic photos of Vermont, Vermonthistory.org offers a great collection of fascinating Vermont photos, where you can find all sorts of old gems, along with other resources. If you are looking for landscape photography of Vermont’s pristine countryside, there are several books and online places to check out as well. The best is to go to a local bookstore and browse around the VT section.

Address: Pownal, VT, USA
Address: Plymouth, VT, USA
Address: New Haven, VT, USA
Address: Mendon, VT, USA
Address: VT-35, Grafton, VT, USA
Address: Burlington, VT, USA
Address: Grand Isle, VT 05458, USA
Address: Hyde Manor, Sudbury, VT 05733, USA
Address: Vergennes, VT 05491, USA
Address: Cabot, VT 05647, USA
Address: Essex, VT, USA
Address: Maple Corner, Calais, VT 05648, USA
Address: Middlebury, VT 05753, USA
Address: Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Address: Manchester, VT 05255, USA