It's illegal to visit most abandoned towns, but you're allowed to explore one in New Jersey.

There's always a fascination when it comes to abandoned places.  It's intriguing to see how sites have remained untouched over the years, to learn the history of why people left, and to imagine what life was once like there.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter the below property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Back in June, I told you about the abandoned Walpack Township, an example of a location that's illegal to explore.  The town has an eerie feel to it since it was abandoned in the 50s or 60s.  It feels like time stands still there.  Although it's tempting to roam around, you must stay away from here.

However, you can explore Waterloo Village!  It's an abandoned village about an hour south of Walpack Township, and around an hour and a half away from the Jersey Shore.  Not only can you explore this historical site, but you can even get married there! Here's everything you need to know about the abandoned Waterloo Village.

Where is Waterloo Village?

Waterloo Village is located in Stanhope, NJ in Sussex County.  The exact address to visit the historical site is Waterloo Road, Stanhope NJ, 07874.

What happened to Waterloo Village?

Per Jersey's Best, it was previously a canal town until after the Civil War, when traffic increased. It's since been restored into a museum and historical site.

Does it cost anything to visit Waterloo Village?

Nope - according to the NJDEP's website, there's no entrance fee.

What are Waterloo Village's hours of operation?

You can visit the grounds from dawn till dusk, but there are also tours offered on weekends from 10 am - 3 pm from June through September.  There's also a visitor interpretive center open weekends from 10 am - 3:30 pm, from May through October.

Here's a walking tour of Waterloo Village from New Jersey Outdoor Adventure's YouTube Channel.

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