Update: We finally venture to Tarrywile Park to visit Hearthstone Castle in all its overgrown glory.
Here are some of the more interesting and creepy abandoned places in Connecticut. From ghost towns to ancient settlements to ruins, you’ll find it here.
There’s no official statistic proving it, but Connecticut might just lead the nation in supposedly haunted and abandoned mental health facilities. Here’s another one, this time in the heart of the state, just off the Berlin Turnpike.
Undercliff Sanatorium in Meriden is another in the long line of creepy, abandoned mental hospitals in Connecticut.
Bolton is home to Gay City State Park, which features the remains of a once-thriving—and possibly, troubled—mill town. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.
Unbeknownst to many citizens of Connecticut, there are a few odd things below the surfaces of our favorite lakes.
Before it was known as a creepy abandoned mental hospital, Seaside Sanatorium was a place that employed unusual methods to cure sick kids.
Atop Mohawk Mountain sits a curious stone tower that has looked out over the Litchfield Hills for nearly a century.
During its heyday, the Sterling Opera House had its share of famous entertainers visiting and fat ladies singing. Now it’s gaining a reputation for ghostly spirits haunting. Update: We visit the Sterling Opera House to see if Andy wants to come out and play …
East Haddam is home to an abandoned village that once was home to a thriving mill and almost became a Victorian Era tourist attraction.
Once a children’s hospital, and later a facility for the mentally challenged, Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford has been abandoned for over a decade, despite its architectural pedigree and prime location. Update: We visited Seaside in April 2011.