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The abandoned South Penn Railroad stone arch culvert in Fulton County.

Exploring the Abandoned South Penn Railroad Aqueduct in Fulton County

The abandoned South Penn Railroad Aqueduct in Fulton County is a perfectly-preserved remnant of a railroad that never was. Built by skilled Sicilian stone masons without any mortar, this aqueduct looks as good now as...
Inside the ruins of the General's quarters at the abandoned Sideling Hill POW Camp in the Buchanan State Forest.

Exploring the Abandoned Sideling Hill POW Camp in Fulton County

The abandoned Sideling Hill POW Camp in Fulton County was used to house German prisoners of war after the Nazis surrendered in May, 1945. The forests of Pennsylvania were no strangers to POW camps during...
Ruins of the secret German POW camp in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Exploring an Abandoned POW Camp in Cumberland County

Did you know that during World War Two, German and Japanese prisoners of war were housed and interrogated at a secret POW camp in what is now the Michaux State Forest in Cumberland County?! The...
See inside the abandoned SCI Cresson in Cambria County PA

Exploring the Abandoned Cresson State Prison in Cambria County

If you love exploring abandoned buildings and/or historic structures, the abandoned Cresson State Prison (AKA SCI Cresson) seems almost too good to be true! And now thanks to new, private ownership, you can LEGALLY...
The western portal of Rays Hill Tunnel along the Abandoned PA Turnpike

23 Abandoned Places in PA You Can Legally Explore

Pennsylvania is home to a wide array of awesomely abandoned places you can legally explore! Some of these sites were abandoned due to technological shifts that left them obsolete. Others were abandoned after natural disasters. Some of...
Hole in the wall of the abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Austin, PA.

Exploring the Abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Potter County

The abandoned Bayless Paper Mill in Potter County is part of a planned 329 acre park and interpretive center dedicated to telling the story of the paper mill, the dam built to sustain in,...
The abandoned Blair Limestone Company kilns at Canoe Creek State Park.

Exploring the Abandoned Lime Kilns at Canoe Creek State Park

The abandoned lime kilns at Canoe Creek State Park are remnants of a thriving limestone-processing facility that once operated around the clock in this now-tranquil corner of Blair County. Origins of the Blair Limestone Company...
View from above of the ore washer remains at Scotia.

Exploring the Ghost Town of Scotia Near State College

Driving along Scotia Range Road through State Game Lands 176 near State College now, you'd never guess that you are passing right by the location of a once-thriving iron mining boomtown. But in the late...
The 4 duplexes on the northern edge of Concrete City.

Exploring Concrete City in Luzerne County

Concrete City lies tucked away in an overgrown, wooded plot of land on the outskirts of Nanticoke, in Luzerne County. At the time of its construction Concrete City was considered to be a "community of...
Inside one of the abandoned Alvira bunkers.

Exploring the Abandoned Alvira Bunkers in Union County

The abandoned Alvira bunkers are remnants of the American WWII war effort, as well as reminders of what lengths the federal government will go to to seize private property for "the greater good". Brief History...

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