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Summit House Reopens After 4 Years

image (9)HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — A piece of history right here in western mass re-opened today after four years of restoration. Residents were lined up outside the historic summit house early today to get the first glimpse of it’s new look.
“People are anxious to get back to their home, they consider this their own personal house in a way,” according to Park Ranger Jim Terruso.

The historic summit house has sat on-top of Mount Holyoke since 1851.
J.A. Skinner state park was proud to re-open the house today to once again grace visitors with it’s one of a kind magic.

“I think everyone is so excited because it has been shut down for four years for all these renovations and we had a crowd this morning waiting to get in,” Terruso told Abc40.

And while the summit house may have gotten a bit of a face-lift, it’s inner historical beauty remains the same.

Tours are given comparing and contrasting the changes in the house with details of it’s history throughout the years.
Tours are given every weekend at one, three and five p-m.
Terruso said they are also in the midst of planning some special things for next years 75th anniversary.

The Summit House which sits at the highest point of  J.A. Skinner state park captures a view of surrounding cities and towns as far as 40 – 50 miles away.

 

 

 

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