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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Day trip out of Boston

Tired of crowded touristy Boston we took the short and pleasant train journey to Lowell..... and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob A
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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Great museum

I really enjoyed this museum, very informative and a beautiful building. This only thing I wish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rebecca P
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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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  • Average2%
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115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
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"minute walk"
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"all ages"
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"fascinating history"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tired of crowded touristy Boston we took the short and pleasant train journey to Lowell..... and we were not disappointed. Lowell offers a relaxing and simple alternative to over commercial Boston. The National Park do a great job in bringing together the industrial and cultural...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum, very informative and a beautiful building. This only thing I wish was different was the movie they play was about this specific mill and town instead to an over all movie on the industrial age.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We saw Boott Mill on TV in England when Michael Portillo covered Boston to Montreal on his Great American Railroad journeys, so decided to visit as we were visiting nearby and so glad we did. The noise in the loom room was deafening with only...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The Boots museum is very impressive. It is a classroom on the industrial revolution in America. The history is fascinating, the machinery is impressive and lives of the workers is sometimes heartbreaking. The staff does a good job throughout the facility filling in the missing...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This national park is unlike the "nature" parks, but just an eye-opening and educational. The museum has a large mill room that is a good example of the sites and sounds of a mill at work (they even offer you ear protection). We got a...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

My fourth visit to Boston and it is snowing in March 2018. Looking for local history, now that my Australian head was not so confused with left hand driving and snow changing plans in one snowfall. Typical of local, my friend from Billerica hadn't been...More

1  Thank Claire d
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My husband , 12 year old daughter and I visited the Boott Mill Museum on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Having grown up in nearby Chelmsford, I was interested in learning more about Lowell's role in the industrial revolution. The museum did not disappoint. My daughter...More

1  Thank kdm55
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LowellNHP, Public Relations Manager at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting Lowell National Historical Park and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. We appreciate your thoughtful comments are are thrilled to hear of your visit. We are especially happy to hear your 12 year old daughter found our exhibits fun and informative.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The entire first floor was filled with looms several of which were turned on. It was neat getting to see the factory "in action." The vibrations from the looms could be felt all through the second floor exhibits. The museum had exhibits on everything from...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We have toured the Boott Mills museum twice. The introductory film is so informative regarding the Industrial Revolution which had much of its origin in Lowell. Watching the looms produce the cotton fabrics and understanding the impact the process had on mill workers which in...More

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This museum is a really good history lesson for all ages. The working loom room is awesome. The operator turns a few extra looms on when you walk by and it gets so loud! Hard to believe how loud it must have been when they...More

Thank Cindy R
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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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Response from Renato L | Reviewed this property |
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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