Explore America’s Stonehenge 4,000 Year Old Megalithic Site

Mystery Hill

North America’s oldest megalithic site

Tucked away in the small town of Salem, New Hampshire lies one of America’s greatest mysteries, America’s Stonehenge. Still referred to by locals as ‘Old Mystery Hill’, this series of stone walls, chambers and standing stones have inquired the minds of researchers and archaeologists for over 70 years. Still today, many questions have gone unanswered. Who built this site? How and why did they do it?

One of the many chambers at the main site by Christa Thompson

One of the many chambers at the main site by Christa Thompson

Summer Solstice Monolith courtesy of America's Stonehenge Interactive Journey CD ROM all rights reserved

Summer Solstice Monolith courtesy of America’s Stonehenge Interactive Journey CD ROM all rights reserved

One thing that we can be sure of is that the standing stones around the main site are perfectly aligned with astronomical events such as the solstices of the seasons. For that reason, America’s Stonehenge has become a place for ritualistic worship, celebration and healing from many different spiritual cultures including Native American, Druid, Mayan, Inca, and African. Some of these rituals gathering hundreds, and others much more intimate.

A recently added clay goddess for ceremonial events by Christa Thompson

A recently added clay goddess for ceremonial events by Christa Thompson

One of the many chambers at the main site by Christa Thompson

One of the many chambers at the main site by Christa Thompson

For information on ritualistic events held at America’s Stonehenge by Katja Esser click here

If you were to stand at the Summer Solstice stone, you could draw a straight line all the way to Stonehenge in England, right through one of the trilithons. From there it would further extend east to Beirut, Lebanon.
This explains the astrological calendar that  the standing stones are aligned with by Christa Thompson

This explains the astrological calendar that the standing stones are aligned with by Christa Thompson

Everything about this is amazing. Just about the right amount of amazing for The Fairytale Traveler to explore and so after hiking through a series of short trails through the open woods, I found myself standing there in front of the main site, unraveled. My mind could not even begin to explain how on earth ancient peoples were able to construct such a site and align it with other parts of the globe. There must be something more…

One of the alignments with a solstice by Christa Thompson

One of the alignments with a solstice by Christa Thompson

I can only conclude that it was built by a culture that we have no knowledge of.”

-the late Robert Stone, owner and researcher of the family operated, America’s Stonehenge

Approaching the main site by Christa Thompson

Approaching the main site by Christa Thompson

The main site of America’s Stonehenge is a series of chambers, standing stones and stone walls thought of as the oldest megaliths in North America. These mysterious 3-4 ton stones are enclosed by equally mysterious walls of stone that extend for almost 4 miles around the site with no recognizable pattern.

So many questions. Some answers revealing even more questions. What do you think?

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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

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