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LAWRENCE HERITAGE STATE PARK
LOCATION - The park is at One Jackson Street in Lawrence. Follow 1-495 to Exit 45, Marston Street. Go left onto Canal Street and continue 3 blocks to Jackson Street.
FEATURES - Lawrence is referred to as Queen of the Mill Towns when its mills produced 800 miles of cloth daily. Its landmark textile strike in 1912, the Bread and Roses strike, led to national reform of the laws regarding workers' rights.
ACTIVITIES - The park is open from early May through early November. Tour the visitor center located in an 1840s restored workers' boarding house along the canal. Watch the video presentation, "The Great Strike of 1912." Visit a turn-of-the-century kitchen.
Take a walking tour of Lawrence, a mill town settled in 1655. Many beautiful old mansions and mill buildings have been restored. For tour information, call the state park.
Visit Immigrant City Archives at 135 Parker to see old photographs and to hear oral histories from historical Lawrence. It's open Monday-Thursday from 9:00-4:30 and by appointment. Call 508-686-9230.
Enjoy a picnic, fish for shad, and hear a free band concert at Pemberton Park along the banks of the Merrimack. Call 508-685-2591 for recorded events in the park, including River Monster Week, Great Pemberton Pumpkin Hunt, and the Bread and Roses Labor Day Heritage Festival.
Visit one of America's first water towers at the top of Amers Street in Tower Hill's "district of mansions" and enjoy a scenic view of Lawrence and Merrimack Valley. For tours, call 508-685-2951.
Lawrence Heritage State Park
1 Jackson Street
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840
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