Obscura Day is the real-world manifestation of Atlas Obscura – a day of expeditions, back-room tours, unusual access and discovery in your hometown. More than just cataloging the curious, wondrous and overlooked places of the world, we’d like to encourage you to actually go out and explore them. Special events will be taking place at unusual locations across the globe as we highlight obscure collections, eclectic museums, hidden wonders and curiosities near and afar to show that the same sense of wonder invoked by exotic travels can be found close to home if you know where to look.
Here are some choice JC sites:
The Black Tom Explosion Memorial – A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty
Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey – Hidden in plain sight on the Hudson River is an abandoned train station where nature has taken over …
Harsimus Cemetery – Legend and early historians also suggest that the grounds played a major role in the freedom of thousands of slaves as a site of an underground tunnel connection known as the Underground Railroad. The tunnels may still exist below the cemetery’s hills and hidden crypts, and are being further explored.
Check out more sites HERE