In the American South, the state of Kentucky holds the William Tarr House. Located near the small town of Millersburg, the world knows this abandoned beauty not only for its looks but for its complex history. History of William Tarr William Tarr was well-established throughout Kentucky for his entrepreneurial skills. Tarr dabbled in all sorts… Read More »William Tarr House: Abandoned Antebellum
Welcome to World Abandoned
Every abandoned place tells a story. Visit forgotten places from all corners of the globe to discover the history of these fascinating locations.
Theme parks, airports, stadiums, hotels, shopping malls and even entire cities. Some remain abandoned, being reclaimed by the elements while some have been demolished with little remaining beyond the pictures and videos you see here.
Abandoned locations can be found across the world – on all 7 continents and in every country.
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Charles Lindbergh is celebrated as the first-ever solo aviator to achieve the remarkable feat of flying non-stop from New York City to Paris. As such, Lindbergh lived a life of great fame. Ironically, Lindbergh was born shy; it came as no surprise that the famous pilot chose a place of great privacy and tranquility as… Read More »Charles Lindbergh Grave Site and Its Serene Maui Chapel
You might see the Eduard Bohlen pushing through a calm sea if you look carefully. But it is sand that laps against her sides, not water. Her back is broken, and her stern lifts high above the shifting dunes. She lies 400 meters from the shore and is rusting away. The Eduard Bohlen The shipbuilder… Read More »Eduard Bohlen Abandoned Shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast
Hawai’i is known for its vibrant land and heavenly blue waters. The Pacific islands possess a strength, a stoic silence that you can feel all the way from the coast of California. The island of O’ahu is home to several different military facilities like Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval Base.
The Fredriksten Fortress, a famous Norwegian historical monument, was built in compliance with an express royal order. It took 40 years to build the fortress, with the construction work starting in 1661 and ending in 1701. The idea behind the fortress was to reinforce security at the volatile Swedish-Norwegian border. The fortress is located in… Read More »Fredriksten Fortress | Memorial to Scandinavian Military
Just east of the UK, along the southern shore of the island Klosterøy, lies the secluded Utstein monastery. The island is a mere 1.7 square kilometers or 420 acres of land. Though it’s less than 1% of all the land of Norway, the Utstein monastery remains the only standing church from the medieval period. Norway… Read More »Abandoned Medieval Utstein Monastery in Norway
On the eastern shores of southern Africa, with the Indian Ocean lapping at its pristine beach, lies the thriving port city of Beira, Mozambique. On the edge of the city can be found what has come to be known as Mozambique’s ghost ship graveyard of Beira. It holds a ghostly wonder that attracts people like… Read More »Mozambique Ghost Ship Graveyard in Beira
The Kaniakapupu Ruins, also known as the singing of the land shells, lie in the Nu’uanu Valley on Oahu. The name refers to kāhuli or Oahu tree snails, which were once copious in the land. Kaniakapupu was constructed in the 1840s to primarily serve as the summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, who… Read More »Kaniakapupu Ruins – Abandoned Hawaiian Palace
In London, Canada sits a brooding collection of twenty-three abandoned, boarded-up buildings. The London Psychiatric Hospital was built to care for Canada’s mentally ill. At the end of its 144-year lifespan, tourists now know it as Ontario’s Forgotten Asylum. Built on 300 acres of land and after only one year of construction, the London Psychiatric… Read More »London Psychiatric Hospital – Ontario’s Forgotten Asylum