Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-12pm from late June through Columbus Day weekend.
The museum and gallery at the Heritage Center in Historic Wakefield Corner at 26 Province Lake Road in Sanbornville is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-12pm from July to Columbus Day weekend.
The Heritage Park Railroad Museum campus, which includes the Union Station, Freight House and 1902 Russell Snow Plow exhibit, a 1950s-era caboose, and a Boston & Maine Railroad water tower, is open for visitation Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., from late June through Columbus Day weekend.
The Freight House will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend. Come visit and see the H/O scale model of the Boston & Maine Railroad as it served Wakefield circa 1909. Built by a team of volunteers, the layout includes running trains, historically accurate scenery and terrain, and depictions of domestic life and industry of the time.
Located on Chapel Street in Union, is open most days and times when Heritage Park is open or if not ask a docent for a tour! Here, Commission member and docent Phil Twombley demonstrates a blacksmith's tool.
The Wakefield Heritage Commission welcomes you to visit its historic sites during the 2020 season. Tours for school and community groups and individuals can be arranged by special appointment. Contact the Wakefield Heritage Commission Chair Pam Wiggin at WHChairman@gmail.com, or send a query via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 2020 UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 virus, we are delaying the opening of ALL VENUES. An update will be posted as things change.
Heritage Park is located on the corner of Chapel Street, Railroad Avenue, and Route 125 in Union, To access the site from Boston and southern New Hampshire, take Route 16 North to the Union/Milton Mills Exit 18. Then turn right and head north about two miles to the first railroad crossing where the station is located. Parking is available at the station, freight house, and Union Hotel (Greater Wakefield Resource Center) up the street. To access Heritage Park from points north of Union, take Route 16 South the traffic lights in Union near the Irving gas station, take a right on Route 125, and within 3/4 mile the station will be visible at the railroad crossing. The park and exhibits are handicapped accessible and parking is available immediately adjacent to the station and freight house.
Wakefield's hidden historic jewels await discovery this summer -- by you and your family! The Heritage Park Railroad Museum campus, which includes the Freight House with its extraordinary H/O scale model of the Boston & Maine Railroad line as it served the villages of Wakefield circa 1909, the restored Union Station with its numerous exhibits, the restored 1902 Russell Snow Plow, 1950s-era B&M caboose and the renovated B&M Water Tower have to be seen in person. Exhibits are free.