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Lowell National Historical Park

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I never knew

I grew up in Lowell, my grandparents worked in the mills when they came from Greece and I never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lee S
Bangor, Maine
Industrial social history from 1820 to the present!

The first National Park entirely within a city center, LNHP features the power canals and mill... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Lowell, Massachusetts
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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.

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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
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Stopped here prior to going to a Spinners game. We managed to time it right and we were able to take the 2:30pm Mill and Trolley Tour which lasts 1.5 hours. The tour took us to the Wannalancit Mill. We probably spent close to an...More

2  Thank kes387
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived one hour before closing (sooo many things to see and do in Massachusetts!) There are activities for kids as well as cool historical artifacts and information. I took dozens and dozens of pictures. I ended up buying a book because they were closing....More

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The canal tour explained the engineering feats of the day and was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours in the heat of the day. The guide was very informative and took the time to answer all questions. Definitely worth the money.

1  Thank lkis229
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

During a recent visit I was impressed by the restored mill buildings, the assorted mill equipment and the interesting personal stories of the lives of the textile workers. The short film that is shown visualizes the growth of the city and its infrastructure to support...More

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June 30, 2016|
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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