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Local History

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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 4.75 mile tunnel links Massachusetts to Albany, NY. 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.

HOURS:
Summer Hours: May through October
Due to staff limitations, we advise calling before arriving to verify hours. (413) 663-6312

Downtown North Adams
115 State Street, Building 4
North Adams, MA 01247
5 miles (10 minutes) from Williamstown.
Free