Explore Lawrence at your own pace with themed self-guided tours. These tours offer a glimpse into the history of Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Our current tours take you on a journey through the historic cemeteries of the area and the “crown jewel” of our Historic Downtown district, Mass Street.
The online tours offer background of each site, plus a Google Map to help you navigate at your own pace. Start at our Visitors Center (812 Massachusetts Street) where you can pick up brochures that go with each tour. And don’t forget to stop by the Watkins Museum of History to discover the rest of the story for each topic.
Stay tuned, more tours will be added soon!
EXPLORE HISTORIC CEMETERIES OF THE LAWRENCE AREA
This Lawrence area cemetery tour takes you to a home place burial site, a town settlement cemetery, an ethnic and institutional burial site, a memorial park, rural cemeteries and more.
Massachusetts Street (referred to by locals as “Mass Street”), is the main street that runs through Downtown Lawrence. The 600 – 1200 blocks of Mass Street are listed on the National Register of Historical Places under Lawrence’s Historical District. Most of the buildings were built between 1856 – 1953. This self-guided tour reveals the history on every block!