Important Note: The Mount Washington Auto Road is resuming operations on Thursday June 11, prior to the opening of the facilities at Mount Washington State Park at the summit.
The restrooms, food concessions and retail store in Sherman Adams Building are not currently open. Also, State Park staff will not be available to help visitors with information and other services at this time. However the summit grounds are available for visitors to enjoy.
NH State Parks has been working on a pla...n to reopen the Sherman Adams Building under the Reopening Task Force Attractions Guidance. New Hampshire State Parks needs to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and the facilities can be adequately cleaned to keep the visitors and staff safe.
For information on the status of the Mount Washington State Park Operations, please visit our website at www.nhstateparks.org
The Auto Road’s Summit Stage Office gift shop will be open, with dates and times varying.
For information on the Mount Washington Auto Road please see (https://mt-washington.com)
Mount Washington State Park, a 60.3-acre parcel perched on the summit of the Northeast's highest peak, is surrounded by the extensive 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. On a clear day, views from the 6,288-foot summit extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sherman Adams building, a modern summit building, houses The Sherman Adams Visitor Center, a cafeteria, restrooms, gift shops, the Mount Washington Observatory and its museum. The historic Tip-Top House is located adjacent to the summit building.
In 1853, the Tip Top House was the second stone house built on the summit. All materials were hauled nine miles on horses over rough trails from Randolph, N.H. Originally it was built as a competing hotel, but eventually was combined with the other as a dining room, barroom and parlor. As Access to the summit improved and the Tip Top House fell into disuse, it went through many operations through its life span, including a printing office for Among the Clouds newspaper. After being used to house employees and hikers, it was renovated into a historic site.