The chimney from Fort Massachusetts, a stronghold during King George’s War in 1745, still remains near the former Price Chopper market.
A manufacturing powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution, with dozens of mills, machine shops, marble works, and carpentry businesses, North Adams has been reborn into a center of arts, culture, small business, and outdoor recreation. The Appalachian Trail runs through part the city, and has several scenic overlooks and wooded and pastoral areas. Many of the historic brick mill buildings have been repurposed into offices, co-working spaces, and art galleries. Bold, innovative, and forward-thinking, North Adams has become the go-to city for entrepreneurs, artists, and a variety of community organizations.
POINTS OF INTEREST
MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MASS MOCA)
One of the largest and most celebrated museums and performing arts spaces in New England, MASS MoCA has distinguished itself with its diversity of thought-provoking modern collections and live music, dance, and performing art.
The former home of printing impresario Albert Charles Houghton, this lavish building has had a uniquely spooky history. It was featured on the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures, but is not currently open to tours of the interior.