The Cooperage

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The Cooperage, explored by TV’s Ghost Hunters, was built in 1733 as a mill. In the mid-1800s it was a barrel-making business, and later, a restaurant and a gift/antique shop (it’s most recent incarnation). Apparitions, voices and footsteps are among the eerie things often reported here.

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Geographic Information

South St and Main Street
Townsend, MA
United States

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42.6526406048124, -71.67254018801032
Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Townsend, MA (1.9 mi.)
Pepperell, MA (4.4 mi.)
Lunenburg, MA (4.8 mi.)
East Pepperell, MA (5.1 mi.)
Brookline, NH (5.7 mi.)
Groton, MA (5.7 mi.)
Hollis, NH (7.5 mi.)
Ayer, MA (7.6 mi.)
Shirley, MA (7.6 mi.)
Ashby, MA (7.7 mi.)


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