10 minutes west of Downtown Syracuse, NY 13031
Split Rock, a hazardous munitions plant, unexpectedly exploded in 1918, brutally killing more than 50 men. Today, the Quarry is nothing but rock with an old piece of machinery left called the Crusher. Visitors have reported the sound of footsteps, voices in the distance, and the revving of the Crusher’s engine—which hasn’t run since the horrific blast. Take a visit anytime to the quarry and see for yourself what remains.
Opportunities for visitors:
Investigate the ruins of Spilt Rock on your own. Snowshoe, hike and bike the former factory site, explore the abandoned tunnels, and experience the cold spots firsthand.
Days/times of operation:
Accessible year-round, 24/7 for exploration.