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Poet's Seat Tower, Greenfield

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Poet's Seat Tower is a 1912 sandstone observation tower, located in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It was so named to honor a long tradition of poets being drawn to the spot, in particular, the local poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. By 1850, the location was referred to as "Poet's Seat" by Tuckerman in a surviving herbarium entry for November 10 of that year.
An earlier wooden tower was erected at the site on June 3, 1879. This first structure was built, along with a public drinking fountain and a road accessing the site, under the auspices of The Greenfield Rural Club.
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  • best views and hangout spot in greenfield. quiet and peaceful with a pretty nice view. all the stoners are very nice and personable. kids enjoy the tower.  more »
  • Had no idea this tower existed but found it on the TripAdvisor site. A little remote to get to it but the climb to the top of the tower provided stunning views.  more »
  • Every independence day or around that date fireworks are on display in Greenfield from poets seat tower! Last years show was pretty good! Hopefully , this years will be just as good luckily even better! Show your Patriotism! Our freedom has come with a heavy price!
  • Been climbing poet seat for literally years. The most important things to note are that the Gate is not always open and will close with some inconsistencies. This is totally expected so I don't always assume it's open and I check their gate before I make a decision to climb up. Another thing is that the flow of traffic is meant to follow the loop. Vehicles are not intended to descend the side of the fork they drove up. Please keep this in mind as it avoids cars having to pass each on the skinniest section of road. View is phenomenal looking west and you can see great sunsets there.

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