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Visitor Centers & Special Exhibits
Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
Open Daily, 9:00am-4:00pm
Visitor Center Exhibit "City of Workers" A restored boarding house with two floors of interactive exhibits tells the tale of Lawrence, one of the nation's first planned industrial cities. 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. Accessible. For more information or directions, please call 978-794-1655.
WBNERR Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Rte. 28, Falmouth
The Waquoit Bay Reserve Exhibits on and estuaries including model watershed and large aerial photo of the bay and surrounding areas. Observe bay creatures in the live aquarium tank and enjoy the Children’s Discovery Room with shells, puzzles, books and puppets. Trail guides and Discovery Back Packs available to borrow for outdoor exploration. Accessible. For more information or directions, please call 508- 457-0495.
Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton
Open Daily, 8:00am-4:30pm
Visitor Center "Ames Family History Gallery" Borderland is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth. Created in the early 1900s by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes. Borderland offers many of the same pleasures that the Ames family enjoyed. Learn about this family through parks exhibits. Then enjoy the many recreational experiences once enjoyed by this famous family at their “Borderland”: walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or, in winter, ice-skating and sledding. For more information or directions, please call 508-238-6566. There is a $2.00 per car parking fee.
Quabbin Reservoir, 485 Ware Road (Rte. 9), Belchertown
Open Daily, 8:30am-4:30pm
Visitor Center & Exhibits Enjoy displays about the history of the Quabbin Valley and how the reservoir was built. Learn about wildlife at the Quabbin and some of the research being done there. Visitors may request viewing one of several short videos about the area as well. For more information, please call 413-323-7221
Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton Street, Holyoke
Visitor Center & Exhibits The park's Visitors' Center features exhibits about paper manufacturing and Holyoke's industrial history. The Children's Museum, the restored antique Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and the Volleyball Hall of Fame are also located within the park. For more information or directions, please call 413 534 1723.
Mount Greylock State Reservation, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough
Open Daily, 9:00am-4:30pm
Visitor Center & Exhibits The Visitor Center features park trail maps and orientation, regional tourist information and exhibits on natural and cultural history of the park. For more information or directions, please call 413-499-4262.
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, 115 State Street, Building 4, North Adams
Visitor Center & Exhibits The heart of the park is the Visitors Museum. Imaginative exhibits are designed to reveal the impact that the railroad industry and the Hoosac Tunnel project had on both northern Berkshire County and America. Children and adults can experiment with a vintage floor scale that was used for weighing loads up to half a ton. A 30-minute documentary film provides a history of the Hoosac Tunnel. For more information or directions, please call 413-663-6312.