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