I’m sure we have all seen photos of that amazing and mysterious stone construction in England – Stonehenge. Well, you don’t have to travel across the world to see one for yourself.
Did you know there was one right on American soil!? Located in Salem, New Hampshire, is America’s Stonehenge. How do you think it was built? No-one knows! That’s the mystery. It could have been a migrant European population, or by a Native American culture.
America’s Stonehenge features a maze of man-made walls, chambers, and ceremonial meeting places. Want to know something else really cool? It’s like that this amazing man-made accomplishment, is the OLDEST man-made structure in the entire country!
Similar to Stonehenge in the UK, America’s Stonehenge was built by a culture that were very highly advanced when it came to astronomy, as well as stone construction. Without modern tools, how do you think they might have managed to shape and move all of those amazingly heavy stone blocks?
What else is fascinating, is that it’s known that the site was used as an astronomical calendar. It can STILL to this day be used to work out specific solar and lunar events. How amazing is that!?
If you look closely, throughout America’s Stonehenge you might be able to spot ancient inscriptions, in a number of scripts – do you think you will be able to read them!?
Of course, there is more to America’s Stonehenge than looking at the amazing construction. Did you know there are 105 acres of trails which are open to snowshoeing and candlelight snowshoeing?
Did you know that the site is also open to fun kids gemstone digs? AND did you know that the site is home to eight super friendly alpacas!? They are so cute!
An amazing history right on our own soil! Let’s get learning!