105 Haverhill Road
Salem, NH 03079
Open daily - closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old). What is America's Stonehenge? Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure.
Like Stonehenge in England, America's Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
Various inscriptions have been found throughout the site including Ogham, Phoenician and Iberian Punic Script. Dr. Barry Fell of Harvard University did extensive work on the inscriptions found at the site, which are detailed in his book America B.C.
America's Stonehenge is also home to several friendly animals known as alpacas. Alpaca Tracks was established in 2002 by Kelsey Stone, vice president of America's Stonehenge. He found the animals fascinating and wanted to learn more about them. Originally, his plan was to sell the animals' fleece to raise money for college, and now the alpacas are a beloved part of the attraction at America's Stonehenge. Three babies, or cria, have been born on the property with more yet to come!
Our trails wind through 105 acres of woodlands and wildlife. In the winter, the trails are open for snowshoeing, which is fun and easy for all ages! Bring along a sled for your youngsters who are unable to snowshoe!