Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

The Museum is open by appointment year-round.

Please contact us via email to arrange for a visit to the Museum. Someone will get back to you within 24 hrs. Several days notice is requested. This will allow us to maintain safe attendance levels at all times.

We do not have a telephone number.

Cost: There is no admission charge to visit the museum. Donations are welcome but not required.


We are located at 2 Mead Street in Greenfield, MA

GPS coordinates: Lat/Lon 42.58406 / -72.6042

By Train:

We are a short walk from the Amtrak Station at the John W. Olver Transportation Center

From Interstate Route 91

Take Interstate 91 to exit 43, Greenfield CTR/North Adams.

Enter the rotary at the end of the exit ramp, and take Rt.2A towards Greenfield Center (Mohawk Trail).

Turn Right on to River Street at the second traffic light (Dunkin Donuts on corner).

Follow River Street about a half mile. River Street becomes Mill Street as you travel over the bridge at the Green River.

Mead Street will be immediately on the right, just after the bridge and before Berkshire Gas.
You will see our historic mill building just after you turn onto Mead Street !

Route 2

If you are traveling west on Route 2 from eastern Massachusetts, follow Route 2/2A into Greenfield, and turn left at the first traffic light on to Route 2A (French King Highway). This road becomes High Street (2A) and will take you into Greenfield Center, at the traffic light intersection of Route 5 and 10 (about 2 and a quarter miles).

Turn left at the light on to Bank Row, go down the steep hill to the next light at the railroad underpass. Turn right on to Mill Street.

Watch for Berkshire Gas and Mead Street, less than a quarter mile on the left.
Turn left on to Mead Street and you will see our building.

Open House Days and Walking Tours

Weather permitting, our open house days during the summer and fall often include a short walking tour along the Green River, from the dam behind our mill building, (on what used to be the continuation of Mead Street) to the Wiley-Russell Dam at the site of John Russell’s Green River Works, the beginning of Greenfield’s metal industry. What a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and learn about our area’s history at the same time!

Please join us for a walking tour at one of our open house events, or contact us to arrange for a tour some other time.

Special Interest Tours

The museum hosts special interest groups and will customize both on- and off-site tours for your group’s interest. For example, the Southern New England Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology recently visited the museum, exploring the banks of our Green River site, and two fascinating off-site visits to nearby industrial sites of interests.

Please contact us to design an informative and enjoyable event for your group.

Educational Programs

We provide both on- and off-site educational programs exploring our region’s industrial history—both its technology and social history.

Please contact us to explore student field trips or professional development opportunities. We offer customized experiences for youth and adults.

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