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Massachusetts State Exposition Building

Address

Massachusetts State Exposition Building
1305 Memorial Avenue, Gate 2, West Springfield, MA 01089

Phone

West Springfield Office (413)205-5506

There is no answering machine associated with this number, used only during the fair season

Details

Overview

Constructed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1918, the Massachusetts State Exposition Building was the first of the six New England state buildings to be built on the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds. Architect James H. Ritchie was hired to design an almost perfect replica of the old Massachusetts Statehouse, the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The building was dedicated in 1919 by then Governor Calvin Coolidge.

Today the building is used to showcase Massachusetts agriculture, industry and tourism at New England's largest fair, The Big E. The fair runs for 17 days every September and attracts 1.5 million visitors.

Hours

By appointment only

Parking

Enter the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds through Gate 2* on Memorial Avenue. Free parking is available in front of the building.

*In the event Gate 2 is closed, use Gate 1.

Facilities

Facilities include an exhibit hall on the first floor and a conference room on the second floor.

Accessibility

The building is handicap accessible, including the second floor which is serviced by an elevator.

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