katya mamadjanian PRO 4:40am, 22 February 2008
does anyone know of any really cool abandoned places? houses, hotels, i'm open to anything, i really want to explore.
pshorten PRO 10 years ago
Want some company - I'd love to go along!
road_less_trvled Posted 10 years ago. Edited by road_less_trvled (member) 10 years ago
Check out my photostream. Most of my finds are geotagged, or I have described their location in Eastern PA, Northwest/central Jersey.
sssmithphoto 10 years ago
Centralia, Pennhurst, and one in Ridley Creek State Park are the few I have been to. I know of some others too. Look through road less trvld's photos he has been to a lot of them.

I am always up for exploring as well if you are looking for people to join you. I sometimes have a hard time finding people to go with me.
nostalgic box [deleted] 10 years ago
I have also wanted to get to Frick's Lock and haven't yet. Possible idea for an outing?
katya mamadjanian PRO 10 years ago
this all sounds good, itd be cool for an outing to a place because breaking in is hard when your friends are all scared, but insides of the houses are awesome. for really old locks, i have a skeleton key
sssmithphoto 10 years ago
I'm not really into breaking in but if it is already open I have no problem exploring.
locksmithjim 10 years ago
Well, I don't know if you'd really call it abandoned, but the old fortifications at Sandy Hook, NJ are really cool. There are a lot of remains of batteries from WWII. Some are starting to be restored. There is one called Nine Gun Battery that you're not SUPPOSED to go in, but I have never seen a ranger patroling there. You must be very carefull because of crumbling concrete and rusty metal stairs and railings.
I'll post a pic or two as soon as I can
wildcanoersteve 10 years ago
I post a few of my explorations in my Abandoned set --

I'm game for checking out Fricks Lock someday. I have been to Linfield, Pennhurst, and a few other local spots. I also paddle around the rusting hulks at the Staten Island Boat Graveyard (in NY/NJ).

protective impulse [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by protective impulse (member) 10 years ago
These two guys have already done the leg-work for us :)
Here are some potential abandoned photo spots!
nondescript apparel [deleted] 10 years ago
There is an interesting abandoned brewery here:,+Eas...

This is near Frick's Lock, which someone else mentioned earlier. Incidentally I once lived in one of the now-abandoned houses on Frick's Lock Road. I was maybe 6 years old when we moved out though, so I barely remember it, but I do know that as kids we used to explore the mansion. You could do a two-for.

It's been quite a few years since I was there (maybe almost 10 or 12). A dilapidated chain link fence with plenty of gaps is all that kept me out. The buildings were neither locked nor boarded up. This was before I was into photography, and was just exploring, so I don't have any images of it. At the time there were some graffiti tags and beer cans, but mostly it was dilapidated and rusty infrastructure, including a rusted out water tower and old rail line which used to haul product off site. They wouldn't be too successful today even if they were still in business, because that's an early branch of the Schuylkill river, and it isn't so clean =).
katya mamadjanian PRO 10 years ago
thank you soo much! this is all really helpful!
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