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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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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 Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1159
+1 978-970-5000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very enlightening history of the American industrial revolution is found here and portrayed through historical video interpretation, museum exhibits with dioramas, hands on activies portraying the importance and process of the local cotton mils to Lowell and early American manufacturing. There is something here...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a wonderful place to visit. They had a special exhibit for Apollo three. I understand they often have special exhibits that is what excites me. Learning some of the history of the Lowell area was phenomenal.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this on a rainy day during spring break and it was the perfect activity. When you first enter the museum you see the original punch cards/machines for the employees on the wall and immediately get a feel for what life was like for...More

Thank amberapocalypse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see & learn here. Don't miss it if you're in the area and have an afternoon to look around. Good for school aged children and adults.

Thank Randee G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A working example of knitting mill with functioning equipment. Rangers are there to answer all your questions. Fine 20 minute history film will bring you up to date. You'll learn about the people, the lions, the production and the whole factory experience. They really do...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The lives of the textile workers come close here. Perhaps you'll need to read up a bit before you go, but imagination and the brilliant park ranger guides will give you a real feel for the independence women sought and got as workers at the...More

Thank GodMat
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Well worth an hour or two of time to learn how factories operated in Lowell back during the industrial revolution. Quite interesting!

Thank ctvabeachbm
Reviewed 17 July 2017

There are 2 Visitor Centers a few blocks apart. The museum is in one visitor center. It has terrific displays and the mill machines. Very worthwhile.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The mill complex is surprisingly attractive, and the self guided tour of the working machines and exhibits, as well as a very good film, all fascinating. I especially enjoyed reading what actual milk workers interviewed in the late 80's said about their experiences working at...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The displays were well thought out and the movie interesting. Highly recommend if you are interested in industrial heritage.

Thank Donna C
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26 September 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
Anthony B
8 September 2016|
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.