3rd FLOOR GALLERY EXHIBITS
THE VISITORS CENTER
Please visit our Visitors Center to experience and see all that we have done for the park.
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
One Jackson Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Directions to the Visitor Center
FREE ADMISSION -- FULLY ACCESSIBLE -- COME, SEE, AND ENJOY
The Visitors Center is located in a beautifully restored 1840s boarding house that features the original beams and brickwork. You will find two floors of interactive exhibits tells the tale of Lawrence, one of the nation's first planned industrial cities, including a turn-of-the–century kitchen, complete with antique stove and sink similar to that of the mill workers. There are amazing models of the mills and boarding houses to help visitors imagine how the community looked and functioned. Visitors can trace the routes of more than 30 immigrant populations who settled in Lawrence and can test their skills at planning their own industrial city.
A video presentation of the Great Strike of 1912 tells the powerful story of nearly 30,000 workers and the nation’s labor struggles and a painting by renowned labor artist, Ralph Fasanella, titled “Lawrence 1912: The Bread and Roses Strike,” hangs as a permanent piece of the exhibit.
Along with stories of Lawrence's mill workers and industry, the workers' role in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike is relived with images and sounds. Walk along the esplanade of a nineteenth-century canal and through a park created within the walls of an industrial-era building.