New York has many intriguing destinations to explore but only one that I know of offers hauntings, hiking and underground musical performances. Pack your flashlight and your courage and enter Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York.

We are a couple of months away from hearing music flowing out of the mine but only 1 month away from this unique destination opening for the season,.

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If you want to experience a concert in a cave, or a mine, click HERE for the updated Summer 2022 schedule of events at Widow Jane Mine. As of today the first scheduled performance will be on Saturday June 11.

According to the Century House Historical Society, this large limestone mine is within the 32-square-mile seam of limestone in the Hudson Valley. The history of this destination has been as vast as it's future. Here are some past highlights.

  • The Campbell’s Soup Company grew mushrooms in the mine
  • Was once a corporate fallout shelter with underground city with street lamps!
  • Vital records storage

The old cement mine, Widow Jane Mine, officially closed in 1970 but this Hudson Valley destination continues to attract the curious. As you explore the ground will you have a haunting encounter? Atlas Obscura reports that some visitors have seen the ghost of the Widow Jane, a young woman in a long white dress wandering through the stone pillars and cavernous rooms.

The grounds are free to explore but a suggested donation of $1 (child) $5 (adult) or $10 (family). Maybe you will be the next to encounter the ghost of Widow Jane.

Widow Jane Mine - Rosendale, NY

The Widow Jane Mine is a great place to explore and maybe see a concert!

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