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North Adams Museum of History & Science

115 State St, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Bldg 5A, North Adams, MA 01247-3846
+1 413-664-4700
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Small but interesting

This place is easy to get to, has adequate parking and free!! Donations accepted. This was a trip... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
nancy2010
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Charlton MA
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Amazing collection

We visited the museum thinking it would be a quick stroll around a few displays but this is so much... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
J0anieBal0ney
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 Oct 2016
“Small but interesting ”
15 Jul 2016
“Amazing collection”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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115 State St, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Bldg 5A, North Adams, MA 01247-3846
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is easy to get to, has adequate parking and free!! Donations accepted. This was a trip down memory lane. A lot of the items in this place were times that my parents or grandparents had or talked about. Loved the train set up...More

Thank nancy2010
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We visited the museum thinking it would be a quick stroll around a few displays but this is so much more. The collection they have amassed and the layout were impressive and we ended up staying for well over an hour, engrossed in each display....More

Thank J0anieBal0ney
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Such an interesting place with lots of local history. There is a hands on area for children on the first and second floors. The train layout on the second floor is amazing. There's a black light room on the third floor too. It was a...More

Thank Saturn L
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The NA Museum of History and Science focuses mostly on the history of North Adams, especially the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, an engineering feat of the mid-19th century. The stories of local history are interesting for those who want to understand the growth of...More

Thank Nnie V
Reviewed 3 September 2015

If my grandparents had an attic, this is what I would imagine it to look like. All kinds of fun and interesting vintage artifacts crammed into three levels. Most lacked descriptions which would have been helpful. There was a nice train layout on the second...More

1  Thank KobeV10
Reviewed 11 August 2015

When I visited, two volunteers helped me out to help me gather information on my grand father and great grand father and family who lived in North Adams in 1900s. They were very helpful. They had lots of stories to tell about North Adams. I...More

2  Thank Fallforest
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We love history and we thought this place was a lot of fun. It is a self guided tour. There are three floors of all sorts of historical artifacts from the area as well as collections that were donated to the museum by residents of...More

1  Thank WRES
Reviewed 18 March 2015

After having lunch at the freightyard pub, we visited this museum in search of directions to one of the Hoosac tunnel portals. Not only were we provided a map, we got to enjoy a rich exhibit of artifacts. Extra special is the train setup on...More

1  Thank Maureen J
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Enjoyable way to experience the past of North Adams as a railway hub, a flourishing mill town, the site of the Hoosac Tunnel and a melting pot for people of many ethnic backgrounds. Staffed entirely by volunteers who are well versed in the history of...More

1  Thank travelj61
Reviewed 2 December 2014

A great FREE attraction that encompasses 3 floors. It is a fun walk through to look at past Business, Schools,Churches,Events.,Military . There is a great kids room also. In the cold months dress warmly. It is adjacent to the Freight Yard Pub and easily accessible....More

1  Thank Sandra S
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