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Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852
+1 978-970-5000
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Video is depressing, should have emphasized the good times.

The museum is most impressive. Great displays. However, the video and descriptions are depressing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas R
Nantes, France
If you want to know how we got this far this is were it began industrially

The place is strew with industrial relics. The centre and the staff are so knowledgeable. Make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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This park commemorates Lowell's integral part in America's Industrial Revolution.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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 3 weeks ago

The museum is most impressive. Great displays. However, the video and descriptions are depressing because they emphasized the final few years before the mill had to close due to competing products from the south and overseas. Should have commented more on how the mill improved...More

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is strew with industrial relics. The centre and the staff are so knowledgeable. Make sure you do the tram/trolley and the boat trip.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Well done historical look at the mass produced weaving industry. Little known fact (at least to me) that the originator stole the process via a photographic memory of what he saw on a factory tour in England. If you like history, this is for you....More

Thank James M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the place as a chaperone for Gr4 kids. The museum was well presented and our museum guide, Karen made this field trip more informative and interesting for the young mind to understand how immigration process was, what the immigrants experienced and so on ....

Thank Tonette J
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 17 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 11 October 2017 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 8 October 2017 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 3 October 2017

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
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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