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The working early 20th century looms on the ground floor are mesmerising but the noise from just... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Theo C
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Sydney, Australia
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Great place to learn history

It’s handicap accessible and great for all ages. The mill gives you a great understanding and... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
NHgardengirl
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Barrington, New Hampshire
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This former textile mill is a reminder of the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Lowell, and to America.
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115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
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All reviews industrial revolution cotton mill great understanding upper floor weaving process all ages visitor center minute walk men and women fascinating history free parking great visit two hours front desk an excellent job across the street new england
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The working early 20th century looms on the ground floor are mesmerising but the noise from just the few that are running is enough to provide a taste of what life was like for the (mostly) women who worked there. On the upper floor are...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

It’s handicap accessible and great for all ages. The mill gives you a great understanding and feeling on how the men and women from our past had to endure to make money. There lots to see but should be able to get through the whole...More

Thank NHgardengirl
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This was a great museum. We visited the mill, and thought the site was interesting and well done. The actual room of working looms was everyone’s favorite. We also visited the house next door too where workers stayed. I wish we had more time to...More

Thank matt7571
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This was the best part of this Historic Park. A number of the looms were running when we were there and we spent some time talking to the loom operator. It gives one a great understanding of what it was like to work in these...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice tour. Able to learn the areas role at the center of Industrial Revolution. Learned the working conditions of the women and young ladies working there. Enjoyed!

Thank 21Kathy21
Reviewed July 13, 2018

The museum was so interesting. To imagine the thousands of men and women who worked here throughout the the 19th and 20th century under the extreme nosiness and dangerous conditions for 14 hours a day is incredible. To see the machines work after so many...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great museum. All of the machines were working and you were able to see how cotton is transformed into rags and other articles of clothing. The museum is multi-level with hands on exhibits. Amazing to see how the original equipment is still there and running....More

Thank brando16a
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The Museum site is expansive, however, only a fraction of the buildings are able to be visited. The operating looms give the visitor a unique feel of the complexity and ingenuity of early manufacturing techniques. Furthermore, Samples of the manufactured cloth are available for sale...More

Thank sweetberries424242
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We arrived at the visitors center and were warmly greeted by several park rangers. The tour was more or less self directed however there were interpreters all along the way. The history here is important to hear and see to remember what past generations have...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We took friends with young children between 1 and 3pm in June and it was a good way to spend the afternoon. With the tall brick buildings and the feel of an historic site by the Pawtucket canal and the sights and sounds of the...More

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maggiemagoo
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Ruth B | Reviewed this property |
yes, very accessible.
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marlenecrouch
September 26, 2016|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Athenian Corner, Olympia Rest., Cobblestones or the old court. The Worthen is good but it is more of a bar and 54 people might overwhelm it for lunch. All of these places are online, but like any place... More
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Anthony B
September 8, 2016|
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My advise is to take the Free lowell national park visitors tour. The opening times in October depends upon the time of the tour and the average visit is less than an hour.
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