Stanhope, New Jersey: Waterloo Village: Ghost Town

A 19th century canal town has been restored as a kind of living history attraction, but it's mostly devoid of life.
Address:
Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ
Directions:
I-80 exit 25. Drive north on US Hwy 206 for one mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto Waterloo Rd. Drive two miles. Entrance on the left. If you cross back under I-80 you've driven too far.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk
Admission:
Parking $5, tour $5
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Many years ago I had visited Waterloo Village, which was a typical recreated canal town. When we went back recently, it was different and not the touristy attraction I remembered. The property is now a state park. A few buildings are open and staffed (the mill and the store) and a house tour is available which we did not go on. There is an interesting recreated Indian village at the end of the road through the town. With the exception of the Indian village and the mill, walking through the town is like you have found a village that was simply abandoned.

[Cathy K, 06/21/2016]

July 2017: Photo added.

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