Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Address

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

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Overview

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

Visitor Museum

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

Parking

Free parking is available on-site.

Activities

Museum poster depicting diggers working in tunnel.

The Visitors Museum

Museum exhibits illustrate the impact of the Hoosac Tunnel project.

Facilities

  • Educational programs
  • Museum 
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center

Accessibility

  • Restrooms

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