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.
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Joe Beliveau Days: Free Museum Admission
Free Museum Tours will be offered on June 23, 24, 25 and 30, 2021! During the last week in June, all tours are free and paid for by the Beliveau Family in memory of Joe, who passed away in 2018. Joe was an avid supporter of, volunteer, and frequent visitor to Weeks State Park. It is his family's wish to pay for tours for a total of 10 years to honor Joe. This deal is available for walk-ins only at this time. Call the park in advance to check tour availability.
Weeks Summer Programs
- July 22 at 7pm: Cruising NH History - Mike Bruno
- July 29 at 7pm: White Mtns. Waterfalls - Bruce Bolnick
- July 30 at 9am: Waterfalls Field Trip – Bruce Bolnick
- Aug 5 at 7pm: (via Zoom) - Owls of New Hampshire - Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
- Aug 12 at 7pm: Garland Mill - Water-powered for 164 years – Dana Southworth
- (sponsored by the Beliveau Family)
- Aug 13 at 4pm: Field Trip to Garland Mill
- (sponsored by the Beliveau Family)
- Aug 19 at 7pm: Concert by Islay Mist Céilidh after the WSPA annual meeting
- Sep 12 from 1 - 4pm: Autumn Flower Walk – Matt Peters
|Museum is Open: Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
- Auto Road gate is open daily: 10am - 5pm.
- Stone Observation Tower is open Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 4:45pm.
- *last museum tour starts at 4 pm
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.
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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.
|Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
|Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permittted to fly over or within NH State Park boundaries.