Hoosac Tunnel

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This nearly 5-mile-long tunnel was dug out of the mountains of western Massachusetts between 1851 and 1875. At the time it was the second-longest tunnel in the world, but there were many gruesome deaths and accidents associated with its construction. For more than 150 years people have regularly claimed to have seen ghostly apparitions throughout the tunnel. It is illegal to walk the tunnel without explicit permission from the authorities – it is regularly patrolled by local police. (It also still has quite a bit of train traffic.)

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Geographic Information

Hoosac Tunnel
North Adams, MA 01247
United States

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42.675473671957526, -73.09130622447356
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
North Adams, MA (2.0 mi.)
Adams, MA (3.8 mi.)
Florida, MA (4.1 mi.)
Williamstown, MA (6.2 mi.)
Savoy, MA (8.2 mi.)
Cheshire, MA (8.6 mi.)
New Ashford, MA (9.0 mi.)
Rowe, MA (9.8 mi.)
Readsboro, VT (9.9 mi.)
Windsor, MA (11.4 mi.)


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