Celebrated in 2011
Col. Joseph Thompson completes the first ascent of the Mt. Washington Carriage Road.
First opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America’s Oldest Manmade Attraction, and we celebrated with special events and commemorations throughout the year. The world has grown and changed around the Road, but the route to the summit remains the same. When first opened as the Mt. Washington Carriage Road, Abraham Lincoln was president and the Union was made up of 34 states. In fact, the Road preceded many of today’s most common items: the telephone, light bulb and the camera. The following is how we celebrated that history in 2011.
Here’s a look at the special events we hosted in 2011.