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Description - The Heritage State Park is located in a restored 19th century fire station. It offers self-guided exhibits that trace the silversmith and furniture making industry in Gardner, also known as “Chair City.” The exhibits and rest rooms remain open to the public. Questions may be directed to the DCR Park Supervisor located at Dunn State Park, Gardner, at 978-632-7897.

Attractions - The Heritage State Park is located in a restored 19th century fire station. It offers self-guided exhibits that trace the silversmith and furniture making industry in Gardner, also known as “Chair City.” The exhibits and rest rooms remain open to the public.

Recreation - The Heritage State Park is located in a restored 19th century fire station. It offers self-guided exhibits that trace the silversmith and furniture making industry in Gardner, also known as “Chair City.” The exhibits and rest rooms remain open to the public.

Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.

Location - The park is located in north central Massachusetts. From the East/Northeast/Southeast: Take I-495 to exit 29, Rt. 2 west. Follow Rt. 2 west for 26 miles to exit 23. At the bottom of the exit ramp take your immediate right and go under the railroad bridge. This is Pearson Blvd. Drive 0.2 mile (from the exit ramp) and then take a right onto Elm St. Drive 1 mile on Elm St. Enter rotary and veer left (3/4 around rotary) onto Central St/Rt. 101 west Drive 0.5 mile on Central St/Rt. 101 west. Visitor Center is on right after the 5 story brick building.


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Contact Information:
Gardner Heritage State Park, 26 Lake St. , Gardner, MA, 01440, Phone: 978-632-7897

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Gardner Heritage State Park DCR Site - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation site for Gardner Heritage State Park

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