Gardner Heritage State Park

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Gardner Heritage State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Visitors Center, Gardner Heritage State Park, Gardner MA.jpg
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
City Gardner
Coordinates 42°34′38″N 71°59′39″W / 42.57722°N 71.99417°W / 42.57722; -71.99417Coordinates: 42°34′38″N 71°59′39″W / 42.57722°N 71.99417°W / 42.57722; -71.99417
Area 0 acres (0 ha) [1]
Established 1985
 - Closed 2002
 - Disestablished 2017
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts

Gardner Heritage State Park was a history-focused state park located in the city of Gardner, Massachusetts. The facility, which occupied a former firehouse, offered exhibits on Gardner's industrial past as a center of furniture manufacturing.[2] Opened in winter 1985,[3] it was closed in 2002.[4] Following its permanent closure, the Gardner Museum took possession of the center's artifacts and historic holdings.[5]


  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gardner Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Archived from the original on February 7, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gardner Heritage State Park". Massachusetts Heritage State Parks. p. 17. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Barnes, George (January 13, 2013). "Budget cuts keep Gardner Heritage State Park visitors center closed". Telegraph & Gazette. Worcester, Mass. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Gardner Museum, Inc". Retrieved October 7, 2017.