The Berkshires Travel Guide

The Berkshires Sights

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

  • 115 State St. Map It
  • North Adams

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The old Boston & Maine Railroad yard is the site of this park whose free museum has exhibits that trace the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel and the impact of train travel on the region. A scale model of North Adams in the 1950s is on display, and there's a short film that documents the intense labor required to construct the nearby Hoosac Tunnel; the tunnel is best viewed from a pedestrian bridge one block from the park where you can see the tracks as they disappear into the tunnel.

Sight Information


115 State St., North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Museum closed Tues. and Wed. Nov.–Apr.

Published 08/20/2030


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