America's Stonehenge

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105 Haverhill Road, Salem, NH, United States

Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old).

Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year. America’s Stonehenge is a fun and educational place for School groups and we offer a number of different things available as part of a School Trip. 

School Group Trips (All Grade levels)

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Tour Options

Boom Box Tour:

Portable group audio tour using a “Boom Box”. The chaperone will be in charge of the “Boom Box” which will be played out loud so that all students will be listening to the same material at the same time. This tour allows for group discussion of the material presented at each stop. This tour is available for all ages. The material covered may be too in depth for the youngest visitors.  Takes roughly 1 ½ hours for the tour section of your visit.

Chaperone Guided Tour: 

This tour is chaperone guided (self-guided). We will supply our tour guide map which covers all stops on the tour. This map is meant to be either read aloud or independently by the group.  This tour is available for all ages.  Takes roughly 1 hour.

*If you are not sure which tour is most appropriate for your group, please feel free to call us at 603-893-8300. It is also possible to mix tour styles to suit your students’ learning needs.

Archaeology Dig

Kid’s Archaeology Dig- Our non-sensitive Dig Pits are available for groups. Students will dig in a grid and use our archaeology tools to excavate various artifacts. An educational and fun hands on activity!

Some of the artifacts students may uncover: arrowheads, polished rocks, fossils, bones, charcoal, pottery, shells and more! Students are allowed to take home any polished stones, arrowheads and stone tools that they find. When students are finished digging, we will discuss the different artifacts that they’ve found and let them take a guess at the purpose of the artifact, the age, the culture that might have used it etc… Students spend approximately 45 minutes in the Dig Pit.

The Kid’s Dig is only available for Preschool-Grade 7. A minimum of 20 paid student admissions are required – No Exceptions.

Orientation Film

Before touring the site, we have students watch a 10 minute informational video in our theater. This video helps students to better understand what they will be seeing on our site. We also have a 30 minute version which is available for loan to classrooms. If this is something you’re interested in, please give us a call or e-mail us at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Alpacas

Our Alpacas are here for your enjoyment. Students can meet and learn about these fascinating animals.

Group Snowshoeing

America’s Stonehenge is open year round. Walk through 105 acres of woodlands and wildlife. Group Snowshoeing is fun and easy for all ages. Hunt for animal tracks or just enjoy the quiet surroundings. More Information

 

2014 Snowshoeing Group Rates

Groups of 20 or more $2.00 off Regular Admission/Snowshoe Rental Rates for daytime snowshoeing

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Admisson and Location Hours

2014 Hours of Operation

Open Daily Year Round

Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm. Last admission is given promptly at 4pm. 

We will be closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day.

Group Rates

*The following group discount requires a minimum of 20 paid admissions. If your group arrives with less than the minimum required, you will be charged the appropriate admission rates.

High School/Adult (Ages 13 and Up): $9.00

First thru Eighth Grade: $5.50  

Pre-school and Kindergarten: $3.50

All chaperones are admitted free of charge with at least 20 paid admissions.

*Please plan at least 3 hours for your visit. This will allow you to fit in all activities and not be rushed. This is especially important for large groups

Please call (603) 893-8300 to make a reservations.

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