Rowe Historical Society
Kemp-McCarthy Museum

Where to Stay When You Visit Rowe


If you would like to stay in the beautiful town of Rowe, the Maple House Bed and Breakfast has lovely rooms and a delicious breakfast at an affordable price. Please visit their website for more information:

Phone: 413-339-0107


In Greenfield, the Hampton Inn & Suites  is very popular with our visitors. It is conveniently located at the intersection of I-91 and Route 2. The rooms are lovely, and the breakfast is delicious. Please visit their website:

or call them at:


Attractions in the Area


The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts is one of the many attractions in this part of western Franklin County.


The Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams has an impressive museum housing   railroad exhibits and memorabilia. The North Adams Historical Society is located across the courtyard from the Visitors Center.



There are many good places to eat in our area, most of them a bit of a drive from Rowe.


Examples of local restaurants for west-bound travelers include the popular Gramercy Bistro at MASSMoCA in North Adams.; 413-663-5300.


Options for east-bound travelers include Otter's in Charlemont and the 99 Restaurant in Greenfield.


More places to eat will be posted soon.


Photo below: The Gramercy Bistro at MASS MoCA in North Adams


A Walk to Historic Fort Pelham


The Rowe Historical Society is participating in Archaeology Month 2012 with a conducted walk to Historic Fort Pelham on Sunday, October 14th at 2:00. The walk will be led by noted Rowe historian Nan Williams. The route goes from Ford Hill Road to the site of Fort Pelham and back. After the walk, participants will travel by car to the Kemp-McCarthy Museum to view artifacts from Fort Pelham. Light refreshments will be served.


The Rowe Historical Society is offering this program in cooporation with the Massachusetts Historical Commission.