We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603-356-2137
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working...
This private, non-profit science and educational center is a working observatory designed to measure the unique and often extreme weather conditions on Mount Washington. Through guided tours and exhibits, visitors learn more about the science of meteorology.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 409 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 308
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Spectacular but not a trip for faint of heart driver!

My husband had already climbed Mount Washington on foot 40 years ago and camped, so I agreed to go by car up the mountain during a vacation. This drive up, with no guard rails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
M C
,
Westfield, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Westfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband had already climbed Mount Washington on foot 40 years ago and camped, so I agreed to go by car up the mountain during a vacation. This drive up, with no guard rails and lanes so narrow at some points you have to try and pull to the side to let others pass is definitely hair raising. We went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was clear, wind was 20 knots, and 45° F at the top when we visited, valley temp was about 75°F. The displays in the visitor center were free and very good. Both videos and photos were excellent. The drive up the auto road was $28, plus $8 for each additional passenger. The road is narrow without guard rails, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very small but super informative, make sure you go inside the little cabin, watch the entire movie, try not to laugh to much. Great place

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melrose, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

they have a house cabin replica that was the first thing built on top mount washingtion and you can go in and turn a wind machine on you can expirence what its like in a cabin on top of mt washington

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Cod
Level Contributor
60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the $2 fee and very educational for children. Watch the video, then tour the museum. Don't miss the weather shack, where by pushing a button you can hear the sounds of fierce winds and watch debris fly past the window.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Love the view, it was a hazy but clear day on the 1st opening day, some snow on the shaded areas. Stunning views all the way up. Not as scarry as I though it would be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calverton, New York
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Don't miss getting to the summit of Mt Washington! I would not drive it myself but the Auto Road Stage is the best. Very informative guides and even though the ride up is scary at times you know you are in good hands. It is so worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

what an experience! driving with the own car on the top of mount washington was awesome and sometimes also a little scary. The view is wonderful and worth the trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Majestic views of the whole Presidential range. Powerful winds will leave you breathless. The ride to the top was easier taking the cog rail car. I drove up the car trail the first time I visited and could barely stand up when I got to the top. I don't like heights!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winsted, Connecticut
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took two trips up the mountain; one by train and one by guided tour van. We loved both. One day the temps were ok, in the 50's, but we couldn't see 10 feet in front of us. The 2nd day, the temps were in the 30's and very windy, but we could see for miles. It is definitely something... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center also viewed

North Conway, White Mountains
North Conway, White Mountains
 
North Conway, White Mountains
Franconia, White Mountains
 

Been to Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

Address: Address: State Hwy 16, North Conway, NH 03860
Phone Number: 603-356-2137
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  North Conway
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Rockport, Massachusetts
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?