Lynn Museum And Historical Society

590 Washington Street

We are a museum and research library dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting all aspects of the history of the city of Lynn. Founded in 1629, Lynn is one of the oldest settlements in Massachusetts and has made significant contributions to the cultural, social, and industrial heritage of both the Commonwealth and the nation. The Lynn Museum's mission is to foster better understanding of this rich history through permanent and changing exhibitions, educational programming for both adults and school children, publications, and research.

About Us

The Lynn Historical Society was founded in 1897 by a group of Lynn citizens concerned that Lynn's historic past was rapidly disappearing in the face of the expanding industrial city. Although the Colonial and Revolutionary periods were the immediate concern, the Museum has always been fortunate to have forward looking individuals who understood the importance of preserving the legacy of their own day as well. The result has been a museum that can truly tell the whole of Lynn's remarkable story. Although the focus has changed over the years--hands-on learning and informative lectures have replaced Sunday afternoon musicales and high teas--the goal of the Lynn Museum, to preserve, collect, and interpret the history of Lynn and all its citizens, remains unchanged.

The Museum is open for research Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm, and for exhibits daily 12pm to 4pm. Admission is free to members and Lynn school children, and $5 for non-members.


Janelle Cordy

Monday, March 26, 2018
The setting is absolutely stunning. Our family celebrated our Mother's Glorious Home going there and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting. She was a lifelong (79 year) resident of Lynn and the artifacts and old relics were a perfect compliment to the dignified and respectful ceremony we had in her memory. The staff was courteous, respectful and polite. Elena went above and beyond to accommodate our family and she did it with grace and honor. I can't say enough wonderful things about this location. So grateful to have had the chance to celebrate the life of my Glorious Mother...P.C.T.C.F. 💜 IF anyone has the chance to even visit this place...TAKE IT! It's well worth it. Thank you doesn't even cover it. Sincerely, Janelle L. Cordy

Travis A

Monday, April 9, 2018
I love Lynn! & This place functions as a venue that facilitates many mixers for community development in Lynn. When I think of a "think tank, for the visionaries of Lynn" I think of this place and Land of a Thousand Hills cafe downtown.

Joshua Gerloff

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Quiet museum with much to teach of Lynn's history. Handicap accessible. Also there is space downstairs for a small convention of approx 100 people.

Ralph W Tarbox Jr

Saturday, April 7, 2018
From Lynn and great place to go,, bring the kids lots to learn and see!!

Ashley Anderson

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
A very interesting place to go very fun