I was just wondering if anyone in this area has gone there? It's all closed up now and I don't know if people can get in. I was watching a special episode of Ghost Hunters awhile ago, most haunted places, and when the New Bedford Armory was #1, I was very surprised. Before seeing that show I didn't even know the Armory was haunted and I've lived here all my life.
I just found a picture on flicker dated Mar 11 of this year so I guess it is still standing. I met with Jason and Grant last year and Jason told me it was torn down. I guess he should look into something further before telling someone false facts. I grew up in New Bedford and went out with a girl who lived across the street and she never mentioned anything, of course this was years ago. The bad news is it is owned by the state of MA and therefore they will not give anyone permission to enter the property, just like the Quabbin cemetery, and Danvers state Hospital. However, Lincoln park is said to be haunted also and they are planning to demolish the entire site and build houses. You have to remember this is private property and you do take a risk of trespassing (personally I think it is worth it but I won't admit to it). Just make sure if you go do it during the day. I now live approx 2 hours west of NB and would do anything to investigate any of these locations. Good Hunting
I wonder why he would say it was torn down? It's still standing and although abandoned, is such a beautiful building. I'd like to go there soon (not on the property) I'm not looking for trouble, but to take a few pics. I will post them.
As kids here in this area, Lincoln Park was the place to go. I had so much fun there and have such good memories. I have heard that it was haunted. I don't know any of the details though. It's been left alone for all of these years, no one has taken care of the property, over grown weeds, looks terrible. I'm not sure building houses is the best way to go, but it would be nice to see it fixed up a little. Would love to have another amusement park.
I am 64 and left New Bedford many years ago. I believe I was around 30. My memories consist of my grandfather worked at the Berkshire Hathaway and every year he would take myself and my sister to the armory for Berkshire Christmas Party for kids. We would basically stand in a check out line and walk through with an open bag and we would leave with a shopping bag full of toys and memories. As for Lincoln Park I think I lived there when in high school. If I had to take a guess as to the haunting it would have to be around the roller coaster because I remember a few people dying while riding it. It would go off the track and crash to the ground. They would close it for repairs and then reopen it. I heard some of the buildings are still standing but not safe to enter.
I haven't been by recently, (Lincoln Park) but the last time I was up that way, there were buildings still up, but like you said, not safe to go in. I can remember the whole set up of the park. My favorite rides to go on were the Round Up, the Scrambler and the Trabant. (they were all in the same area) I can remember being really scared on the Trabant. It would go high, above the tree that was by it and when you were coming down your body would go up and you thought you were going to fall out, but I always went on. As I got a little older they put in newer rides, but those were always my favorite. I can remember always being afraid to ride the roller coaster. I heard the story about a man, when the cart he was in reached the top, he stood up and as it came down the big drop, he fell out and died. Later on, I finally got brave and rode it. It was scary! It was a wooden track and you could hear all of the little creaks as it went up slowly. The only thing you had to keep you from falling out was that metal bar that moved forward as you came down the big drop. I didn't care for it at all. I know people like the thrill and scare of a roller coaster, but riding that one was a different kind of scare.
My best friend and I spent an entire day going from the Round Up and the bubble bounce. We went back and forth for probably 8 hours. Oh the memories. It kind of makes me sad to see all these places we grew up start to disappear. They call it progress or evolution.
Also I use to go roller skating every Sunday with my cousin. But I loved the clam cakes with no clams in them
I grew up around the corner of the Armory(Tracy)and when my Mom use to go to dances there in the late 50's she would see and hear strange things, but never told me what..... l remember the episode Taps did there and the Camera Man was shoved down to the ground, Our Team went to city hall last week to see who owned it, so we could get in and we were told the Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns it, so there really isn't one special person to get a hold of on this at all. without a persons name to contact looks like this one is off limits
Comth of Ma will never give permission to access any of their property.. I have tried several locations and I get the same notice.