Lynn Heritage State Park

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Coordinates: 42°27′47″N 70°56′39″W / 42.46306°N 70.94417°W / 42.46306; -70.94417
Lynn Heritage State Park
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Lynn Heritage State Park Visitors Center, Lynn MA.jpg
Visitors Center
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
City Lynn
Location 590 Washington Street
 - coordinates 42°27′47″N 70°56′39″W / 42.46306°N 70.94417°W / 42.46306; -70.94417
Area 4 acres (2 ha) [1]
Founded Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Lynn Heritage State Park

Lynn Heritage State Park is a history-themed heritage park in downtown Lynn, Massachusetts. It includes a visitor center with exhibits highlighting the industrial past of the city, featuring traditional shoemaking as a handicraft and its transition to mechanization. There are also exhibits outlining the story of Elihu Thomson, an engineer and inventor instrumental in the founding of General Electric.[2] The park also has guided tours, a self-guided walking tour and the nearby 4.2-acre (1.7 ha) Waterfront Park, located at Lynn Harbor.[3][2][4]

The heritage park is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Lynn Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Protected and recreational open space datalayer, Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs - http://www.mass.gov/mgis/dd-over.htm
  4. ^ "Walking Map". MassParks: Lynn Heritage State Park. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 

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