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North Adams Museum of History & Science

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Packed with items from my grandfather’s day

What a surprising place. It is jam packed with all sorts of artifacts (treasures) from an era that... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Jim609
via mobile
Such a fabulous experience!

This gem of a museum has a little bit of everything: clothes to try on, toys to play with, train... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
CLIFF-PATRICIA
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28 Jun 2018
“Packed with items from my grandfather’s day”
18 Mar 2018
“Such a fabulous experience!”
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115 State St, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Bldg 5A, North Adams, MA 01247-3846
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

What a surprising place. It is jam packed with all sorts of artifacts (treasures) from an era that seems long, long ago. My grandkids had just an amazing time looking over the history of the Northern Berkshires. Old telephones, working manual typewriters if many styles...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jim609
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This gem of a museum has a little bit of everything: clothes to try on, toys to play with, train sets, historical books to peruse, and much more. There is plenty of parking and the museum is free but donations are welcome. For the Americana...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is easy to get to, has adequate parking and free!! Donations accepted. This was a trip down memory lane. A lot of the items in this place were times that my parents or grandparents had or talked about. Loved the train set up...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nancy2010
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We visited the museum thinking it would be a quick stroll around a few displays but this is so much more. The collection they have amassed and the layout were impressive and we ended up staying for well over an hour, engrossed in each display....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank J0anieBal0ney
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Such an interesting place with lots of local history. There is a hands on area for children on the first and second floors. The train layout on the second floor is amazing. There's a black light room on the third floor too. It was a...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Saturn L
Reviewed January 1, 2016

The NA Museum of History and Science focuses mostly on the history of North Adams, especially the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, an engineering feat of the mid-19th century. The stories of local history are interesting for those who want to understand the growth of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Nnie V
Reviewed September 2, 2015

If my grandparents had an attic, this is what I would imagine it to look like. All kinds of fun and interesting vintage artifacts crammed into three levels. Most lacked descriptions which would have been helpful. There was a nice train layout on the second...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank KobeV10
Reviewed August 11, 2015

When I visited, two volunteers helped me out to help me gather information on my grand father and great grand father and family who lived in North Adams in 1900s. They were very helpful. They had lots of stories to tell about North Adams. I...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Fallforest
Reviewed July 28, 2015

We love history and we thought this place was a lot of fun. It is a self guided tour. There are three floors of all sorts of historical artifacts from the area as well as collections that were donated to the museum by residents of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank WRES
Reviewed March 17, 2015

After having lunch at the freightyard pub, we visited this museum in search of directions to one of the Hoosac tunnel portals. Not only were we provided a map, we got to enjoy a rich exhibit of artifacts. Extra special is the train setup on...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Maureen J
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