Lynn Heritage State Park Article

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Lynn Heritage State Park
Lynn Heritage State Park Visitors Center, Lynn MA.jpg
Visitors Center
Map showing the location of Lynn Heritage State Park
Map showing the location of Lynn Heritage State Park
Location in Massachusetts
Location Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°27′47″N 70°56′39″W / 42.46306°N 70.94417°W / 42.46306; -70.94417
LYNN HERITAGE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°27′47″N 70°56′39″W / 42.46306°N 70.94417°W / 42.46306; -70.94417
Area4 acres (1.6 ha) [1]
Established1986
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Lynn Heritage State Park

Lynn Heritage State Park is a history-themed state park in downtown Lynn, Massachusetts, that is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston. It opened in 1986. [2] Exhibits in the visitors center highlight the city's industrial past, the tradition of shoemaking and its transition from a handicraft to mechanization, and the story of Elihu Thomson, an engineer and inventor instrumental in the founding of General Electric. [3] The park offers guided tours and a self-guided walking tour and includes the nearby 4-acre (1.6 ha) Waterfront Park, located at Lynn Harbor. [3] [4]

References

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1986". Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Lynn Heritage State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "Walking Map". MassParks: Lynn Heritage State Park. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 6, 2013.

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