Directions and Parking

Directions to the the Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA

From Route 495, take Exit 45 (Marston Street)
Follow Marston Street to the traffic light at Canal Street. Go straight (formerly a left turn before intersection redesign) at the light onto Canal Street (following brown signs for the Heritage State Park. As you come down Canal Street, you will see the Stone and Everett Mills ahead of you on the right. Continue down the hill a bit to the traffic light. Take a right onto Union Street. Take your second left onto Essex Street at the first traffic light. LHC is on the corner of Union and Essex Streets on the left.

Parking is available in our courtyard (through the dark red gates) at no charge. Metered parking is also an option along Essex Street.


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed

Address & Phone

6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.