​​Established in 1993, the Wakefield Heritage Commission has developed plans to restore areas of the community that reflect the importance of Wakefield in transportation, manufacturing, and farming. With the generous support of volunteers, financial donors, and grants, the first building constructed in the village of Sanbornville, the Garvin Building, was restored. Upon completion, the Wakefield Heritage Commission sold the Garvin Building. It remains a focal point and tribute to the history of the community. In recent years, the Commission, thanks to a small army of talented and generous volunteers, has restored Union Station and the Freight House in Union, the Lovell-Union Grange, and the Spinney Meeting House. In 2014, the Newichawannock Bridge and Canal, built in 1868, was designated as the town's second National Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  


 2017 Dates & Times


~ Free admission to all venues ~

Open at other times for school, community, and individual tours by special appointment.
Union Train Station

One Chapel Street, in Union; 

Open June 24 thru October 8 

Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.

Freight House / Model train layout

One Chapel Street, in Union;

Open June 24 thru October 8

Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.


Gallery/Museum

at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner

26 Province Lake Road

Open June 21 thru October 7

Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon 


Blacksmith Shop 

Bridge Street in Union 

~To be determined~



From left to right: Union Station, part of the Heritage Park Railroad Museum in Union; a portion of the HO scale model Boston & Maine Railroad model (center), which is located in the Freight House (left). The venues are open weekends, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., thru Sunday, October 9, and by special appointment for school, group and individual tours. Admission is free!

Model Railroad Project

Make sure to visit the Heritage Park Railroad Museum this season and marvel at the HO scale model of the Boston and Maine Railroad as it served the five villages of Wakefield in 1909. The model was painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. A team of volunteer ferroenquinologists, which means "students of the iron horse," has dedicated countless hours and resources to the project, which has been in the works for nearly four years. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the craftsmanship!  Click on the link to the "1909 B&M Railroad Model" above for more information and photos.

Model stagecoach on display at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner Gallery/Museum. 

New! Video tour of heritagE park

Historic Wakefield NH

Open for the 2017 season on Saturday, June 24, noon to 4 p.m. 

John Thayer produced this fabulous video of Heritage Park.  It is an inviting introduction for visitors! Thanks, John! 

The official website of the town of wakefield heritage commission

season opening day

Saturday, June 24,  2017, open from noon  to 4 p.m.

Come visit the Heritage Park Railroad Museum & Model Railroad on opening day, June 24, from noon to 4 p.m. The museum campus is located 282 Main Street, Union, New Hampshire.  View the 1909 era Boston & Maine HO Scale Model railroad in the restored 1875 Freight House,  the 1902 Russell Snow Plow, 1950s-era caboose, and the restored Union Station with its many exhibits. Admissions is free. 


The Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner and Stage Stop Museum, 26 Province Lake Road, in Wakefield's Historic District, will open from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum features a variety of exhibits including antique artifacts, artwork, memorabilia from the Concord Stage Coach, a quilt handcrafted by members of Wakefield's oldest families more than a century ago, and much more. Books and gifts are for sale. 

Union Station 

The original station was built approximately in 1854 and replaced by a new station in 1911. This station served as a passenger embarkation and debarkation point for local people, and for many years housed the Union Post Office. Today, Union Station houses numerous artifacts, photographs and antiques related to the region's manufacturing, ice harvesting and railroading heritage.  

Wakefield Heritage Commission

Wakefield Town Hall

2 High Street

Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872

603-520-3589

e-mail: wakefieldheritage@yahoo.com

On the web: www.historicwakefieldnh.com


The Wakefield Heritage Commission is an agency of the Town of Wakefield and shares in the town's federal income tax exempt status regarding donations as per NH RSA 673:4-a, RSA674:44-a, through RSA 674:44d. Charitable contributions to government units are tax deductible under section 170c(1) of the Internal Revenue Code when made for public purpose.