Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Address

9 Furnace St., Building 4, North Adams, MA 01247
Transit friendly
Accessible
Historic site

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

CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19

Parking at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure optimal access to the state’s outdoor natural resources remain available, all parking fees at state parks across the Commonwealth have been waived.

Activities at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Museum poster depicting diggers working in tunnel.

The Visitors Museum - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19

Museum exhibits illustrate the impact of the Hoosac Tunnel project.

Facilities at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

  • Educational programs - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Museum - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Restrooms - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
  • Visitor center - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19

Accessibility at Western Gateway Heritage State Park

  • Restrooms - CLOSED to aid in the prevention of spreading COVID-19
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