About the Program
American Ruins is an Emmy® Award-winning, half-hour documentary series that tells the history of abandoned landmarks scattered across the American landscape.
An architectural wonder on the Hudson becomes a victim of the very thing it stored. A majestic summer home of an eccentric mistress transforms into a staircase leading nowhere. And a bustling mill town, now left with a population of zero.
Scattered across the country are remnants of the past that are fading from view. Each place has a story to tell, and a secret to reveal. Join us on a journey as we explore these incredible sights and uncover a forgotten history. This is American Ruins.