It could be well worth the drive from any North American location to check out this alluring and fascinating New England destination known as 'America's Stonehenge'.

What has been tested via carbon dating and analyzed by professionals is a camp of rocks and stones, carefully laid out in Salem, New Hampshire.

This location is theorized to be pre-historic and serves purposes that may be very similar to Stonehenge in England, a circular placement of large stones used by ancient people to predict celestial alignments. What exactly all of the purposes are for these large monuments is still quite a mystery.

Being unable to understand the totality of the purpose of these kinds of man-made structures certainly makes them intriguing.


America's Stonehenge in Salem, New Hampshire

This Salem, New Hampshire monument is called America's Stonehenge and has been featured on the History Channel. When you watch the episode you can understand why! This intriguing site has its very own dedicated episode in a series titled America Unearthed: Stonehenge in New Hampshire. The entire episode is accessible to view via YouTube- it's an interesting watch. Check it out!

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Visiting America's Stonehenge

What's great about wanting to visit this special place is that the location is open every day of the week from 9 AM to 5 PM. It's modestly priced with adults costing $15 and kids ages 5 - 12 years of age costing $8, younger kids get in free.

If you want to go on a special day, perhaps an equinox or solstice, they do have special events planned for those days. Check out their schedule to see when the special celestial events will be and what they have planned for them. They even have a handy app that you can download and use while you orient yourself at the site.

Another great road trip-worthy destination that anybody in New England can make a weekend out of! Check out what's upcoming at this intriguing destination and also check out their list of restaurants and hotels to plan your stay! Happy discovering!

Fort Baldwin in Phippsburg

Fort Baldwin is located in the coastal town of Phippsburg, Maine. Perched atop Sabino Hill, overlooking Fort Popham and Popham Beach, Fort Baldwin was constructed between 1905 and 1912.

Take A Forbidden Look Inside Frozen Fort Knox

Fort Knox is closed for the season. While winter visitors can roam the grounds, the interior of the fort is closed off from the general public. If you browse through the photos below, you'll see why the fort is strictly off-limits until spring. That being said, we were given permission to enter the fort to create this gallery.

Again, the fort is closed from November through April. Do not attempt to enter the interior of Fort Knox. Entering the fort during the closed months is trespassing, and very dangerous.

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On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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