Historic Wakefield NH

Heritage Park Railroad Museum

Opening Day,

Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended hours for opening day only.  Regular hours are noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, to Oct. 8

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Union Village Heritage Day, Saturday, July 29,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come explore the village.


New Hampshire Garden Railway Society, July 29 & 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an outdoor scale model display.


"Ice Harvesting in Wakefield"

Presentation by PhillipTwombley

Saturday, August 12 at 1 p.m. in Union Station


"The Railroad Telegraph"

Presentation by Carrol Shea, Jr. and Fred Cann

September 9 in Union Station

Time, TBA


October 8, last open day of the season, noon to 4 p.m.


Thanksgiving Weekend

Tour de Chooch

Sunday, November 26, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

freight house

Visit the H/O scale model of the 1909 era Boston & Maine Model Railroad in the restored 1875 Freight House. Heritage Park Railroad Museum is open Saturday and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

 

Directions


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.

​Heritage park railroad museum 

The museum and gallery at the Heritage Center in Historic Wakefield Corner at 26 Province Lake Road in Sanbornville is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon through October 7.

Events 

Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner

The Heritage Park Railroad Museum campus, which includes the Union Station, Freight House and 1902 Russell Snow Plow exhibit, a 1950s-era caboose, and, soon, 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. 

Blacksmith Shop

Located on Chapel Street in Union, is open through Columbus Day weekend


Museum hours

The Wakefield Heritage Commission welcomes you to visit its historic sites during the 2017 season. Most sites open weekends through Columbus Day. Tours for school and community groups and individuals can be arranged by special appointment. Contact the commission for more information.

Free admission, always. 

With sincere appreciation for your support,

Wakefield Heritage Commission