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 in Michigan
Location Cambridge Township
Lenawee County
Nearest city Brooklyn, Michigan
Coordinates 42°03′08″N 84°13′30″W / 42.05222°N 84.22500°W / 42.05222; -84.22500Coordinates: 42°03′08″N 84°13′30″W / 42.05222°N 84.22500°W / 42.05222; -84.22500 [1]
Area 80 acres (32 ha)
Elevation 994 feet (303 m) [1]
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Website Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Official name Cambridge Junction
Designated February 18, 1956

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is a state park in Cambridge Township, three miles south of Brooklyn, Michigan. It is the site of Walker Tavern, a major stopping place for stagecoaches traveling between Detroit and Chicago in the early nineteenth century. The park includes a visitor center and restored tavern with period furnishings. A reconstructed 1840s barn has displays about barns, roads and travelers in the nineteenth century.[2] The tavern is open seasonally as part of the Michigan Historical Museum System.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Cambridge State Historic Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Cambridge Junction Historic State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge Junction Historic State Park". Michigan History Center. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 

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