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The Chester Railway Museum, Chester Mass. Max Hartshorne photo. Hidden-Hills.com

The Chester Railway Museum, Chester Mass. Max Hartshorne photo. Hidden-Hills.com

Chester Massachusetts

A must visit in Chester is the Chester Railway Museum.  Standing at the platform of the old Chester Depot, one can imagine themselves transported to a different time.  There are many historic and natural points of interest in the tranquil little town of Chester.

Visitors should see the Chester Factory Village Historic District, found in the historic village of Chester.

Vincent Dowling

Vincent Dowling

Chester-Blandford State Forest is a publicly owned forest with recreational features located in Chester and Blandford, Massachusetts. The state forest includes remnants of small mining operations and a gorgeous 60-foot waterfall at Sanderson Brook Falls.

The Chester Theater Company was co-founded by Vincent Dowling, an Irish actor who apparently was once a best friend of Ronald Reagan.   Both are dead so we cannot confirm, but Dowling performed at the White House three times while Reagan was President– seems like proof enough.

One proud story was that Vincent was the first person President Reagan called from the hospital after he was shot. Vincent died in 2013 but he still seems to be the buzz in town.  A town with 1,300 people can get a buzz and apparently keep it for their most famous resident.

Today you can enjoy professional theater productions at the small theater located in the town hall during the summer months.

 

Chester, MA - photo by Rachael McGrath

Chester, MA – photo by Rachael McGrath

 

 

Chester Town Hall and the summer home of Chester Theatre Company.

Chester Town Hall and the summer home of Chester Theatre Company.

 

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