White Mountains Interpretive Association has long provided support to the interpretive programming and maintenance of the historic Russell Colbath House. The Russell Colbath House, located 12 miles west of Conway on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, is maintained under the protection and oversight of the U.S. Forest Service. The nonprofit partner, White Mountains Interpretive Association (WMIA), staffs the house in the summer and early fall months, allowing visitors to travel back in time within its walls.
In February 1986, the Russell-Colbath House was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. It was accepted on April 23, 1987, recognizing that “it embodies both local and regional significance not found in other places or structures on the forest.”
Through WMIA's funding and volunteer support, the Russell Colbath House is open 7 days a week from July 4th through Columbus Day. Before travelling out to the house, feel free to confirm the house is open by calling the Saco Ranger District at 603-447-5448.