With the recent vandalism of the entire institution and the beginning of the demolition process of some of the older collapsing buildings, cops have been at a sharp rise. From cruisers being parked right outside the gates to motorcycle and cruiser patrols, I'd keep a look out. At 5/11 around 9pm we were spotted by a cruiser and had to run into the woods and make it to the tunnels. If you are considering about going I would advise over the weekends from sun rise to sun fall.
Be aware of the rise in coyotes and Wolves in the area at night, explore with a friend and know your surroundings well. I recommend staying as a pack and slowly walking towards a building until they have left the area for at least 10 minutes.
Restaurant equipment is being moved out of the primary kitchen and power is currently on, Patrols do occasionally enter the building to make sure the equipment is safe.
Stay safe out there
Urban (Bobcat) Triglav IG: UrbanTriglav When there is a tunnel is a way
This is nothing new. Two years ago we were greeted at the gate by the Waltham PD, who told us to leave immediately. This was at around 7am. We left and came in through the back, spending the entire day there, entering multiple buildings. By around 2pm, we had worked our way close to the front gate, and looked out the window of one of the oldest buildings on the property to see the police cruiser parked exactly where he had been 7 hours earlier. We also watched him start his car and do a patrol of the property. How we avoided him all day Ill never know. Fernald is a great place, but is also one of the most closely watched places Ive ever been to
Like plenty of places, law enforcement comes and goes. Even back when it was still a functioning facility you'd have to run around patrol cars of various agencies. The main road leading from the back used to almost always have a sleeping officer in his vehicle for a long time.
I once spent six hours in there carefully avoiding an area that most definitely had a cop car parked near it. My second time there, about two months later, I was caught and let off with a 10 minute-long warning. The only thing that made a difference for me was the route that I took through the place, but they really do watch every corner of that place like hawks. The officer who saw me said that at least one person is arrested there every day.
What a coincidence that the day I hit up a buddy about visiting the grounds of the old Met, I see this thread. Is it worth it and possible to get into the grounds still? Gotta see what remains of the greats before they're all gone....and that includes Fernald, lol
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such a simple place to go. go early and park by the active bldg. then start walking. stay outta sight til it gets dark then go back to your car and leave. we did. there's a lot of ground to cover there. haven't been in 7-8 yrs. i'd assume not much has changed.