America’s Stonehenge?

One of the things that can be fun about hitting the open road in an RV is the interesting and unique things that you can come across along the way. America’s Stonehenge would probably qualify as one of those “interesting and unique” attractions.

What on earth, you may ask, is America’s Stonehenge? Located in Salem New Hampshire, Americas Stonehenge is a series of rock structures scattered around 30 acres within Salem. First dubbed Mystery Hill in 1937, the site was renamed “America’s Stonehenge” in 1982. The site is considered to be the oldest, or one of the oldest, man-made structures in North America. It is thought to be at least 4,000 years old.

Many theories exist as to the origin of the structure. Some feel that the stones are aligned as an astronomical calendar similar to the true Stonehenge in England. Others feel that artifacts found on the site were actually assembled for a variety of reasons by local farmers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Still others feel that it was erected by early native Americans. Whatever the origin, America’s Stonehenge makes for a unique attraction should your travels take you anywhere near Salem, New Hampshire.

The site has an Alpaca farm and snowshoeing trails for use during the winter.

This blog post was kindly provided to us by Travel New England. For more interesting New England travel ideas see their New England Travel Blog and their New England Travel Photos Gallery.

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