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Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
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  • Average4%
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“canal tour” (37 reviews)
“visitor center” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I remember working in a spinning mill when I was younger. You hear the same noise and can understand what the people went through. The canal ride is a wonderful ride and they explain how Lowell utilized the river. Going thru the locks was fantastic.

Thank johnm01453
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have an even greater appreciation for fabric than I did before visiting. The effects of the cotton industry on women's rights, slavery, labor unions, and the Industrial Revolution are fascinating to explore. You get a small (but very loud) feel for what it was...More

Thank JRF-WS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back into time. Start at visitor center at 246 Market St. Parking is validated there. Park at 304 Dutton St. Use annual America the Beautiful pass for 1/2 off admission of Boott Cotton Mills Museum at 115 John St. ($3 instead of $6). Ask...More

1  Thank k p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every visit with out-of-town friends reminds me what it means to have been the birthplace of the American industrial revolution. It is a rich history and all interests are rewarded. Technical innovations, socio-economic impacts, and philosophical musings abound. A great reflection on a recent past...More

1  Thank Rudaphil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 90 minute river cruise & realy enjoyed same. Highlights were the locks & the safety gate that saved the town more than once since the 1800's. Unfortunately the inventor did live to see his design save the day.

Thank Artificer101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lowell, Massachusetts is home to lots of American historical events with the Industrial Revolution being one of the most important to the country. Our beautiful city has become home for immigrants from all around the globe looking for a better life and the Lowell National...More

Thank dangregory31
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Your children will appreciate how fortunate they are after visiting this site. Getting up at 4 am to work in a noisy dusty factory, working long hours, and living in tiny rooms in boarding houses are just a few of the hardships children experienced years...More

Thank nationalparkPa
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a full day at this national historic park enjoying historical interpretative presentations, a river interpretative cruise, walking tours, museum exhibits, all explaining the history of Lowell's place in the industrial revolution through the cities cotton mills and fabric production. This was a day...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We first came 25 years ago, and our daughter was very impacted by the displays and the stories. If you want your children to understand the technology of the water-powered mills and the events that led to our earliest labor uprisings-- child labor, company owned...More

Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed 6 September 2017

National Park in Lowell is by far the best. The park rangers are the nicest people very knowledgeable and patient with everyone that comes through the park. So much history during the Textile era and the factories many still stand and are preserved. The streets...More

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30 June 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