Western Gateway Heritage State Park

9 Furnace St.
North Adams, MA 01247- Map It
Phone: (413) 663-6312

AAA Editor Notes

Western Gateway Heritage State Park is in the restored freight yard district off SR 8 at 9 Furnace St. bypass. The park features a collection of six renovated buildings containing shops, a restaurant and exhibits. In the former Boston and Maine Freight House, the visitor center chronicles the cultural history of North Adams; 19th-century railroad and industrial history; and the building of the Hoosac Tunnel 1851-75, an engineering feat that took 196 lives.
Hours: Visitor center Thurs.-Mon. 10-4, mid-May to mid-Oct.; limited hours, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.