John Thayer produced this fabulous video of Heritage Park. It is an inviting introduction for visitors! Thanks, John!
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.
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.
Pre-season open house! April 8
See details below & on Events page
Model stagecoach on display at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner Gallery/Museum.
Come visit the Heritage Park Railroad Museum & Model Railroad during an Open House to be held on April 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park Railroad Museum, 282 Main Street, Union, New Hampshire. View the 1909 era Boston & Maine HO Scale Model railroad in the restored 1875 Freight House, tour the restored 1902 Russell Snow Plow and the new 1950s era Boston & Maine Caboose. Visit the restored 1911 Boston & Maine Railroad Station housing railroad artifacts. The open house is co-hosted by the Seacoast Division of the National Model Railroad Association and the Wakefield Heritage Commission. Admissions is free.
Wakefield Heritage Commission
Wakefield Town Hall
2 High Street
Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872
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.