Cambridge Junction Historic State Park

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Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Walker's Tavern Cambridge Junction Historic State Park Brooklyn Michigan.JPG
Walker's Tavern
Map showing the location of Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Map showing the location of Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Cambridge Township
Lenawee County
Nearest city Brooklyn, Michigan
Coordinates 42°03′36″N 84°13′30″W / 42.06000°N 84.22500°W / 42.06000; -84.22500Coordinates: 42°03′36″N 84°13′30″W / 42.06000°N 84.22500°W / 42.06000; -84.22500
Area 80 acres (32.4 ha)
Governing body Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Website Official website
Official name: Cambridge Junction
Designated: February 18, 1956

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is a state park in Cambridge Township, Michigan. It is near Hayes State Park in the scenic Irish Hills area.

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is the site of the Walker Tavern, a major stopping place for stagecoaches traveling between Detroit and Chicago in the early nineteenth century. The visitor center and restored tavern with period furniture tell the story of taverns and stagecoach travel for early Michigan residents. The Barn Exhibit has displays about barns, roads and travelers at Walker Tavern in the nineteenth century.

The site is operated in cooperation with the Department of History, Arts and Libraries which is responsible for staffing the site with interpreters. The tavern is part of the Michigan Historical Museum System, and is open May through October.

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