A Walking Tour of Hospital Hill

Walking Tour

The tour of the remaining Old Main buildings will take approximately 45 minutes. The plaques are not in sequential order, so you may choose anywhere to begin. It is suggested that you begin at Memorial Park and walk counterclockwise around Hospital Hill. Click on the links to see directions to each location.

Walking Tour Pamphlet (printable)

Memorial Park

History of Northampton State Hospital and Memorialization

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Coach House

Use of Coach House Over Time

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Oak Park

Agriculture, Work Therapy, and Pliney Earle

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Community Gardens

Community Relationship to Hospital

Click here for directions to Community Gardens

Male Attendants' Building

Connections between Staff and Patients

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Haskell Building

Progression of Treatments Over Time

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Kollmorgen
Hilltop Apartments
Beech Tree Park

Kirkbride Architecture and "Save Old Main"

Click here for directions to Beech Tree Park