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1598 Mt Washington Auto Road
Sargent’s Purchase, NH
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.
The Sherman Adams Summit Building is CLOSED for the season.
The Visitor Center at the top of Mount Washington is now closed to the public and will re-open at a date to be determined in May of 2022.
There are currently no services, amenities, or any indoor shelter available at the top of Mount Washington for summit visitors and hikers.
Please call the Park directly at 603-466-3347 for more information
For information, schedules, rates, and information about the Mount Washington Cog Railway or the Mount Washington Auto Road, please visit them on the web:
For the most current weather conditions above tree-line refer to the higher summits forecast from the Mount Washington Observatory and for overall planning of hiking trips into the White Mountains refer to Hike Safe for information and advice with helpful links to public and private agencies. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance
This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.
Pets are permitted in the designated areas only:
See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
The Historic Tip Top House is located adjacent to the geological summit. Renovated in 1986 to simulate its first construction with period furnishings.
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.
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.
Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.
|Notice: Drone Use is Restricted|
|Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks.Drone operators are not permitted take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.|