Walk to the Great Stone Dam

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Lawrence Heritage State Park
A history-filled walk through Lawrence's Canal and Mill district to the Great Stone Dam, a 19th century engineering marvel. Learn how the Merrimack River was harnessed for water power, about the historic textile mills and boardinghouses, and the "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912," a landmark in American labor history. About 1.5 miles over some uneven ground.



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1 Jackson Street, Lawrence, MA, 01840

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Lawrence HSP is located in northeastern Massachusetts. From Salem, MA: Rte. 114 west to Rte. 495 north From Boston: Rte. 93 north to Rte. 495 north From Portsmouth: Rte. 95 south to Rte. 495 south From Route 495 north or south: Take exit 45 (Marston Street). Take first left onto Canal Street. Go straight through lights then take second right onto Jackson Street. The Visitors Center will be on the right. A small parking lot is located in back of the Jackson Street Visitors Center on Mill Street. In addition there is a private parking garage on Appleton Street (one block west of the Visitors Center). The park is also accessible by bus and train from Boston. Call the park for train schedule.