Widow Jane Mine

Rosendale, NY


This large limestone mine is within the 32-square-mile seam of limestone between High Falls and Kingston (NY), where it was often said that just as much went on underground as above ground. Adaptive uses of the mines have included: Mushroom cultivation (for Campbell’s Soup!) Trout farming Water supply Corporate fallout shelters (an underground city complete with street lamps!) Vital records storage Today the Widow Jane Mine provides an exciting venue for historic interpretation and special events. Many musicians have performed and recorded here, taking advantage of its unique acoustics. The mine was featured in 2004 on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”.