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Lowell National Historical Park

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Lowell NHP

We visited the visitor center, watched the movie about Lowell, enjoyed the displays particularly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sellersburg, Indiana
The National Park Service in Lowell is fantastic!

We go to the many beautifully presented events and enjoy all the terrific sites maintained by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ginny B
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852-1029
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the visitor center, watched the movie about Lowell, enjoyed the displays particularly the one about Jack Kerouac. Rangers were very helpful. We walked to the museum which had been the rooming house for single female mill workers. On way there stopped by Jack...More

Thank Pottsy1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to the many beautifully presented events and enjoy all the terrific sites maintained by the NPS. I have learned so much about Lowell's fascinating history - all in warm, friendly, and entertaining ways.

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The National Historic Park is a gem. Interesting and enlightening look into our local New England history. Be sure to visit both the boarding house (free) and the mill. The working looms are fascinating. Admission at the mill is only $6 for adults. We were...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Surprisingly interesting and informative visit to this distinctively different national park. Not set in nature, but rather in the midst of a city, this place was a great way to learn about the initiation of major American industry through the intersection of key factors including...More

Thank brandywinemgmt
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I grew up in Lowell, my grandparents worked in the mills when they came from Greece and I never knew all the history involved. Thank you for providing this opportunity to learn.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The first National Park entirely within a city center, LNHP features the power canals and mill buildings of the early industrial revolution in America.

1  Thank kevincW4167YP
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I had never been to Lowell and spent a week there with a teacher's group. It doesn't look like too much from the outside, but it was fascinating. If you appreciate history, women's andnlabor history, then you too would appreciate a visit here.

Thank WalterR62
Reviewed July 9, 2018

First and foremost, every ranger or tour guide went above and beyond their job duties which made this experience even better than expected. The visitors center, where you should start, provides you with a map and a list of all activities for that day. You...More

3  Thank brando16a
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I checked out the Boott and Boarding house Museums. I got to take rides on the trolleys and they were very helpful at the visitors center.

Thank luford22
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Not your typical national park. Spread out over many city blocks, with walking, train,trolley methods available to get around. As usual, Park rangers go beyond their scope of duty and spend as much time as needed explaining and teaching. Lots of immigrant info, and early...More

1  Thank letsast
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Response from LowellNHP | Property representative |
Hello, So sorry for the delay. Our trolleys run daily, however the schedule fluctuates daily, due to reserved tours, weather etc. We do offer our free trolley tour at 2:30pm daily from now until Labor Day. The schedule... More