Other Ideas: Seacoast Science Center; McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center; Museum of Science, Boston; Discovery Museum; Montshire Museum of Science
Who built America's Stonehenge? No one knows for sure although there are a wide range of theories.
America's Stonehenge is an accurate astronomically aligned calendar. It was and still can be used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
The astronomical calendar at America's Stonehenge marks many important days in ancient cultures. These includes the Solstices, Equinoxes, Cross Quarter Days as well as a True North Alignment.
At America's Stonehenge we have uncovered a wide range of artifacts including stone tools, pottery, stone and bone pendants, Native American and colonial artifacts.
Slaves escaping via the Underground Railroad hid in the caves until it was safe to move on. Shackles found during an excavation are now housed in our Visitors Center museum.
America's Stonehenge is home to eight alpacas.
Our trails wind through 105 acres of woodlands and wildlife. Enjoy a hot beverage after a long stroll through beautiful wooded trails on a cold winter day. Relax in our heated visitor's center with access to facilities.
2012 Astronomical Events at America's Stonehenge
2/1/2012 Cross Quarter Day. Open 9:00 am to Sunset
3/20/2012 Spring Equinox. Open Sunrise to Sunset
5/1/2012 Cross Quarter Day. Open 9:00 am to Sunset
6/20/2012 Summer Solstice. Open Sunrise to Sunset
Our annual Solstice Celebration will feature a Traditional Solstice Celebration in the afternoon.
8/1/2012 Cross Quarter Day. Open 9:00 am to Sunset
9/22/2012 Fall Equinox. Open Sunrise to Sunset
11/1/2012 Cross Quarter Day. Open 9:00 am to Sunset
12/21/2012 Winter Solstice. Open Sunrise Sunset
Open Daily Year Round
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm. Last admission is given promptly at 4pm.
We will be closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day.
Ages 6-12: $7.50
Children 5 and Under: Free
Regular Daytime Snowshoeing Rates:
Includes rentals and admission to trails:
Children 12 & Under: $10.00
No rental/bring your own snowshoes:
Children 12 & Under: $5.00
105 Haverhill Road, Salem, NH, 03079 map
Take I-93 to exit 3. Follow Route 111 East for approximately 5 miles. Watch for our sign just past the North Salem Village Shops. Turn right at the Traffic lights; the Gulf gas station should be on your left side at the intersection. Follow this road for 1 mile. Entrance is on the right.
FROM I-95/ 101
101 West to Exit 7 (Route 125 South) to Route 111W (Do NOT take 111A). Follow Route 111W for approximately 9 miles. Turn left at blinking light (Sunoco Gas Station is on left). At end of road turn left onto Haverhill Road. We are located approximately 1/2 mile on right.
*(If you miss this turn, you can turn left at the next set of lights (Gulf gas will be on right) and follow approximately 1 mile.
Take Exit 50 (Route 97) and follow Route 97 North. Turn right at Hampstead Road (97 Shoppes Plaza is located on right). Follow approximately 4 miles. Hampstead Road changes to Shannon Road and then to Haverhill Road. America's Stonehenge is located on the left.
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