These 21 Abandoned Military Bases Will Leave You Speechless

When wars end, the casualties have been counted and the land has been divided, the military machinery and bases are often left behind.

Maunsell Sea Fort

These abandoned sites are located throughout the world, sitting as stark reminders of everything from the Great World War to the Cold War and beyond. What happens to an armored tank after it sits in the hot desert sun for a decade? What haunts the halls of military hospitals?

Do you dare to visit these abandoned sites? Read on to discover abandoned military bases throughout the world that will leave you in awe.

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Fort Tilden

The Borough of Queens is home to one of the most haunting abandoned military bases in the United States. Fort Tilden, was once used as a coastal artillery installation.

During the Cold War, the site was used for anti-aircraft guns and Nike surface-to-air missiles. Today, Fort Tilden is under the operation of the national park service, and it has become popular with fishermen and bird watchers.

Fort Tilden