Walker Tavern (added 1971 – – #71000404)
Also known as Cambridge State Historical Park
11710 US 12, Cambridge Junction
The historic crossroads of US-12 and M-50 are still known as Cambridge Junction. On the northwest corner is Cambridge Historic State Park and the site of the original Walker Tavern built in 1833.
The junction had become a major route in the 1830’s which resulted in a need for lodgings. In 1832 Sylvester Walker built Walker Tavern. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a Wayside Exhibit placed at the entrance. A state park recreation pass is required for admission.
- Historic Significance: Event
- Area of Significance: Transportation
- Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849
- Owner: State
- Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
- Historic Sub-function: Restaurant
- Current Function: Recreation And Culture
- Current Sub-function: Museum
Photo Credit: Dwight Burdette – https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15340646