At the top of Mount Greylock is a Veterans War Memorial Tower, open to the public and is a national, historic site dedicated to the veterans of World War One (WWI). For more info, click here.

Since 1934, the lofty 93 foot Tower has served as a beacon overlooking the Commonwealth in honor of those from Massachusetts who served in the U.S. military. The Veterans War Memorial Tower is the Commonwealth’s official war memorial and is a prominent feature of this magnificent and historic landscape. The popular historic destination, which is visited by thousands of people each year, was closed to the public in 2013 due to unsafe conditions. However, in July 2017, the monument reopened to the public following the extensive repairs.

You can either hike up Mount Greylock or do as we did, drive up the scenic highway leading up to the mount’s summit. Once there, the views are breathtaking and a tour inside the veteran’s tower is humbling. After millions and millions of dollars spent to maintain and upkeep this national treasure, a ride up Mount Greylock is a Massachusetts’s must-see!! Note: the entire visit is free.

Here are some photo’s I took on the day we ventured up the mountain.

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