Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Address

115 State St., Building 4, North Adams, MA 01247
Transit friendly
Historic site
Accessible

Details of Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Overview of Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Visitors to this former railroad yard in North Adams, MA will learn about the controversial and dangerous construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, which spanned 1851-1875. 200 people were killed while building this 4.75-mile tunnel. Visitors can see historical artifacts and exhibits to better understand this historic engineering feat.

Hours for Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Visitor Museum

Open Thursday through Monday - 10am to 4pm. Due to limited staff, we recommend you call ahead to verify schedule.

Parking at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Free parking is available on-site.

Activities at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Museum poster depicting diggers working in tunnel.

The Visitors Museum

Museum exhibits illustrate the impact of the Hoosac Tunnel project.

Facilities at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

  • Educational programs
  • Museum 
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center

Accessibility at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

  • Restrooms

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