Out With The Old To Prepare For The New

2013-09-30 17:40:34.000 – Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

‘The Museum for 2013 is Nevermore’ – Museum Raven

In the spring of 2014, our summit museum will be reborn as ‘Extreme Mount Washington.’ This means we will be gutting everything down to the studs so that we can bring an entirely re-imagined, new, and interactive experience that will deliver the awe and wonder of a Mount Washington winter – the mountain’s most extreme season that only a small handful of the peak’s 250,000 annual visitors ever get to witness. Through hands-on, high-tech exhibits, Mount Washington Observatory will present a compelling sampling of the ‘World’s Worst Weather’ to summer visitors from all over the world.

In order for us to begin our preliminary work towards accomplishing this massive overhaul, we have had to close our summit museum for the remainder of the 2013 summer/fall season. This means that when you arrive at the NH State Park Sherman Adams building, instead of having access downstairs, you will now be greeted by a series of signs noting the closures and what to expect next spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause in your summit adventures for the remainder of this year, but our museum is only one part of the Mount Washington experience. Please don’t let it’s closing deter you from visiting the summit this fall – especially given how spectacular the colors are in the valleys below this year. So, again, please note that this closure will ONLY affect our summit museum; ALL other summit facilities and transportation options will remain OPEN until the close of the 2013 season. To obtain more information about the operating schedules of the summit facilities and various transportation options, please review the following links:

NH State Park’s operating schedule: http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/mount-washington-state-park.aspx

Mt Washington Auto Road’s operating schedule: http://www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com/

The Cog’s operating schedule: http://www.thecog.com/


Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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