Weeks State Park
200 Weeks State Park Road
Lancaster, NH 03584
John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. The 446-acre Mt. Prospect estate was given to the state of New Hampshire in 1941 by John Weeks' children, Katherine Weeks Davidge and Sinclair Weeks. Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Visitors can climb the old stone fire tower for even better mountain views. The John Wingate Weeks House Museum is also open to the public and tours are offered during the operating season.
Please note: The First Day Hike of 2018 will be held at Milan Hill State Park this season. Weeks State Park looks forward to hosting the 2019 First Day Hike.
Weeks State Park is open on from May 24th to June 6th Friday through Sunday, June 12th to September 8 Wednesday through Sunday and September 6th to October 14th Friday through Sunday. Operating hours are 10am to 5pm.
|Dates of Operation
*Last museum tour at 4pm
||Last tour is at 4pm
Will be open Memorial Day, 4th of July,
Labor Day and Columbus Day
Admission for NH residents is $4 for adults (18-64); children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Admission for non-residents is $5 for adults (18 or over); $3 for youth ages 6-17; children ages 5 and under are admitted free.Season passes are available.
||5 or under
||65 or over
The John Wingate Weeks House Museum at Weeks State Park also hosts a special exhibit dedicated to the USS John W. Weeks (DD-701), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, and the men who served aboard this special ship.
We are very grateful to the U.S.S. John W. Weeks DD-701 Association, as they have been very supportive and helpful in creating a special exhibit at the historic site museum. Many of the artifacts on display have been donated by the men who served on the naval destroyer. To learn more about this exhibit and the U.S.S. John W. Weeks DD 701 Naval Destroyer, please visit the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site and the following websites:
Are pets allowed at Weeks State Park?
Pets are permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
Planning a Wedding or Event?
The John Wingate Weeks Historic Site is a great location to hold a wedding, family reunion, corporate outing, and more. For more information on planning your event visit our pavilion and group-use webpage or see the site rental information for the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site below.
John Wingate Weeks Historic Site rental information
2011 marked the 100th Anniversary of the historic Weeks Act. Enacted in 1911, the Weeks Act enabled the aquisition of over 19 million acres in 124 national forests, spanning 42 states, including the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine. To honor this occasion weekslegacy.org was created by a diverse group of organizations. This website, hosted by NH Public Television, is an aggregation of the many events, stories, lectures and research about the importance of our nation’s forestlands and the role they play in the quality of our lives, as well as about the Weeks Act, the White Mountain National Forest, and the International Year of the Forest. Explore the site and read up on Weeks Act history, news, multimedia, events, links and to share your comments as well.
Keep Your Parks Clean
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.