Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire: World's Worst Weather Museum

More than 140 people have died on Mt. Washington since 1849, and it's not especially mountainous. This museum -- opened mid-June 2014 -- chronicles the awful weather that assaults its summit, which also happens to be the location of the museum. 231 mph wind recorded here in 1934.

Extreme Mount Washington

Mt. Washington Auto Rd, Pinkham Notch, NH
Extreme Mount Washington. At the summit of Mt. Washington, accessed only by the Mt. Washington Auto Road. From US Hwy 2 in Gorham, turn south onto Hwy 16. Drive about eight miles. The entrance to the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be on the southbound side; look for the big sign.
May-Oct. daily 9-5, weather permitting (It can vary hourly). (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$25 per car and driver; $5 per adult for museum
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The experience was good even though we weren't able to see down the mountain due to clouds/fog. We actually rode the cog railroad to the summit where the museum is housed. Dress warmly, even in summer.

[Jonda Lockhart, 10/08/2015]

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