Western Gateway Heritage State Park

115 State St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 USA

“A former railroad yard”

A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The tunnel was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountain, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY. 200 men lost their lives building the tunnel, which is still being used today. An audio-visual presentation takes visitors back in time, where the sounds of dripping water, pickaxes against stone, explosions, and debates re-create the hardships and heroism of the tunnel's construction. Several beautifully restored buildings that were once used to store freight and commodities surround a cobblestone courtyard. The buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Programs and exhibits in history, science, culture and environmental education are offered regularly to the public.

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Western Gateway Heritage State Park

115 State St
North Adams, Massachusetts
01247 USA

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