Historic Wakefield NH

 

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 

Get a pre-season peek at the B&M model progress on april 7

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 late June to Columbus Day weekend.


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.

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. 

Freight House

The Freight House will be open on Saturday April 7th, 2018 from noon until 4 PM.  This is in coordination with an NMRA-Seacoast Division meeting being held in Rochester, but  provides an excellent opportunity for the general public to visit and see the progress made over the winter months.  

"We have been busy this winter off season working on automating the HO scale layout so we can run multiple trains realistically per programmed schedules and operating features.  The layout has been rewired to allow train detection and now uses "Train Controller" software to run the railroad.  This now adds realistic motion to the modeling efforts, so we can now depict station stops, trains passing each other on sidings, blowing whistles at grade crossings, and other simultaneous operating features," said model crew member Rich Breton.


This event is free and open to the public of all ages. 

Blacksmith Shop

Located on Chapel Street in Union, is open by special appointment.

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 Wakefield Heritage Commission Chair Pam Wiggin at Contact Wakefield Heritage Commission Chair Pam Wiggin at pwiggin@kw.com for more information.


With sincere appreciation for your support,

Wakefield Heritage Commission