26 Lake St.
Gardner MA 01440
(978) 632-7897

Now Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 6pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

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

Park Directions

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.

Or
Take 1-90 west to exit 10, I-290 north.
Drive 7.3 miles on I-290 north to exit 19, I-190 north.
Drive 18.75 miles on I-190 north and merge left onto Rt. 2 west.
Drive 14.5 miles on Rt. 2 west 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 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.

From the West:
Take Rt. 2 east to exit 23
Enter rotary and go ¾ around it.
Take a right under the railroad bridge on to Pearson Blvd.
Drive 0.2 mile (from the exit ramp) and 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.

From the Southwest/Northwest:
Take I-91 to Exit 27, Rt. 2 east.
Drive 26.5 miles on Rt. 2 east to exit 23.
Enter rotary and go ¾ around it.
Take a right under the railroad bridge onto Pearson Blvd.
Drive 0.2 mile (from the exit ramp) and 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.