Lynn Community Association, Inc.
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum built in 1885 is not only on the National Register of Historic Places, but is likely the largest G.A.R. building in the United States. Among its many surprises is the jaw-dropping Victorian Grand Hall with 1243 photos of Civil War veterans. Among the attractions is the last Civil War Confederate flag to fly over Richmond, VA, given to Lynn civil war veterans as a token of friendship, and documents signed by Abraham Lincoln. The G.A.R. also exhibits WWII and Spanish War artifacts. Step into a time warp and experience some of the great treasures, photographs of bygone centuries, and learn why The Grand Army of the Republic was one of the most influential movements in American history. The G.A.R will be having a New England bean supper from 4pm to 5:30pm with a $10 suggested donation after tours.
Please note: the museum is not handicap accessible. There are numerous stairs and no elevator. A panoramic preview can be accessed at www.cityoflynn.net/aboutlynn_tour_garbuilding.shtml
58 Andrew Street, Lynn, MA, 01901
From the south on Lynnway (Route 1A), follow 1A towards downtown Lynn, then left onto Exchange Street, follow to Andrew Street and turn left. GAR Building is on the left. From the north on Highway 129 to 1A south, turn right onto Exchange St., follow to left on Andrew Street; GAR building is on left.