Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Western Gateway Heritage State Park


Location:In North Adams, in the northern part of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Take Route 2 to North Adams, then Route 8 south and follow signs.
Facilities:Historic site, picnic area, restrooms, visitor center (é).
Activities:Interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is at a former railroad yard, where exhibits and artifacts tell the history of the controversial and dangerous Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the19th century. The tunnel, which is still in use today, was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountain, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY, and 200 men lost their lives building it.
Address:9 Furnace St Bypass, Bldg 4
North Adams, MA 01247

Phone:413-663-6312
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/wghp.htm
Size: 7 acres.

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