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Ashland Railroad Station Museum

69 Depot Street (Route 132)
Ashland, NH 03217

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Open July-August on Saturdays (please call to confirm)

The museum was originally built circa 1869 as a passenger station by the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad. That railroad merged with the Concord Railroad in 1890 to form the Concord & Montreal Railroad. In 1891 the new railroad moved the station onto a new foundation and remodeled it to its present appearance.

The Concord & Montreal Railroad came under the control of the Boston & Maine Railroad in 1895. Regular passenger service to Ashland continued until October of 1959. In 1960 the B&M RR sold the station to Joseph Curley. His widow, Vera Curley, donated the property to the Ashland Historical Society in 1980.

In 1997- 1998, the building was restored and renovated for use as a railroad museum and a meeting place for the Society under ISTEA, a federal aid transportation program administered by the N.H. Department of Transportation. It was dedicated as a museum on June 26, 1999. The museum is one of the best preserved late 19th century railroad stations in New Hampshire, and houses a growing collection of railroad artifacts, pictures, and documents.

The museum is located on Route 132 (Depot St.) in Ashland village, about a half mile south of the junction of Routes 3 and 132. The local scenic railroad occasionally stops at Ashland during their popular excursions. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Be sure to check out the Ashland Historical Society's other locations:
Pauline E. Glidden Toy Museum
Whipple House Museum

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