MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Historic Association invites the public to enjoy an unparalleled view of Manchester’s autumnal splendor from atop the historic Weston Observatory, located behind Derryfield Park.
Viewing will be open Oct. 4-5 and 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Proceeds to benefit the Manchester Historic Association.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory, built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire. The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck.
Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for two weekends in October during peak foliage season. Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester’s best kept secrets.
As part of the Weston Tower foliage viewing event, Saint Anselm College Professor Robert Perreault will give an informal talk about the 1970s restoration effort at Weston Observatory. Following each talk, MHA Trustee Ed Brouder will give a 20-minute walking tour of the nearby Amoskeag Ledge, McIntyre Ski Area, and Water Works reservoirs. There is no additional charge for the talk and tour. proceeds to benefit the Manchester Historic Association.)
Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities.
Limited parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave.
Click here for directions via Google Maps to the observatory.
The Manchester Historic Association is an independent tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire USA. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and Research Center.The Millyard Museum is located at 200 Bedford Street in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street in the Victory Park Historic District. The Research Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment. Admission for both facilities is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and over) and for college students, $4 for children 12-18, and free for children under 12. Group rates are available. Please call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit the websitewww.manchesterhistoric.org.