WELCOME TO CONTOOCOOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOME OF THE CONTOOCOOK RAILROAD DEPOT & Riverway Park
Located in Contoocook Village, the park includes the Contoocook train depot, the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge, a 1907 vintage Pullman coach, and the Lewellen Bandstand. We welcome you to explore our site and gather information about our organization.
Visit our contact page to schedule a viewing of the museum or to inquire about the use of the depot. We offer space for functions and community events for a simple donation. Send us a message to find out more.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
The Contoocook Riverway Association is asking for assistance collecting historical information regarding rail travel through the Town of Hopkinton and the Village of Contoocook. Information such as personal stories, photographs and memorabilia you, your family and friends may enjoy sharing.
Each year we are visited by travelers from all over the world. These visitors are drawn to our town because of our listing in the National Historic Register. All visitors are curious about the history of the Contoocook Depot, Boston and Maine Railway Coach and the unique Covered Rail Road Bridge in our town.
Did you enjoy passenger rail travel before New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 1955? On that evening passenger service was abandoned. A steam powered excursion train ran briefly on weekends between Concord and Lake Sunapee in 1961. The rails were removed in 1963.
The Contoocook Riverway Association would be very appreciative for any information you are willing to share with us. Please contact Mark Winzeler, President 603-533-6480, Linda Ogden 603-856-4478 or Louise Carr 603-746-3370.